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dc.contributor.advisorJaurne Peraire and Eric Burcsu.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHall, Jacob Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-29T18:08:02Z
dc.date.available2010-10-29T18:08:02Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/59671
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 105-107).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis report covers the analysis and modeling of a cable towed endbody that incorporates an aircraft, wake effects, a towline, and a tow body. The aircraft is modeled as a generic tactical aircraft which is able to conduct maneuvers. The towline is treated as an elastic cable that connects the aircraft and endbody while also being affected by the aircraft wake. The endbody is treated as a simple drag sphere with allocation to continue to various shapes and sizes. A parametric study is conducted which highlights the effect of changing the parameters of towline material, length, and load factor. Three maneuvers are conducted including a turn and acceleration. The results show that longer cable lengths, those of 500 m or greater, exhibit little response to the addition of a trailing wake. However, shorter cables are affected, especially during the turn and climb maneuvers. A 50 m cable experiences an extra 8m deflection when compared to a wake-less example. During the climb maneuver, it is shown that an endbody may pass ahead of the towing aircraft, as well as above it. The effect of changing cable material is shown to be minimal, with small differences expected due to the difference in cable mass.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jacob Thomas Hall.en_US
dc.format.extent107 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectAeronautics and Astronautics.en_US
dc.titleModeling and analysis of a maneuvering aircraft and cable towed body with wake effectsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
dc.identifier.oclc668211624en_US


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