ITM Web Conf.
Volume 35, 2020International Forum “IT-Technologies for Engineering Education: New Trends and Implementing Experience” (ITEE-2019)
|Number of page(s)||17|
|Section||Modernization of Engineering Courses based on software for Computer Simulation|
|Published online||09 December 2020|
Use of Modern Digital Software to Model the Motion Dynamics of Spacecraft during Landing
Bauman Moscow State Technical University, 2nd Baumanskaya str., 5/1, 105005, Moscow, Russia
2 School of Aeronautical and Space Engineering, Polytechnic University of Madrid, 28040, Madrid, Spain
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Landing systems for future space missions in Earth and Mars require trustable technologies capable of achieving their aim in the most accurate way possible. For this purpose, systems should go through rigorous dynamic simulations run by precise and efficient software. This study aims to approximately determine the dynamic motion of a landing vehicle using the modern digital software of Universal Mechanism and MATLAB. Universal Mechanism applies the classic mechanics theory on a model based on the geometry of the spacecraft, taking into account the environmental conditions that affect its motion and the properties of the ground to resist its impact . The forces implied in the vehicle phase of descent are also included in MATLAB code to calculate the landing area of the vehicle according to its re-entry velocity [2-4]. Studies were conducted for different initial conditions and approaches to the surface. As a result, the values of the arising overloads and forces acting on the descent vehicle were obtained . The data provided by the simulations conclude the safest landing options that should be taken into account for the success of future missions.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2020
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