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Space Vehicles
Abbreviation: SVEMLETLoad: 30(L) + 0(E) + 15(LE) + 0(CE) + 0(PEE) + 0(FE) + 0(S) + 0(DE) + 0(P) + 0(FLE) + 0()
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Zdravko Terze
doc. dr. sc. Dario Zlatar
Lecturers: Viktor Pandža mag. ing. mech. ( Laboratory exercises )
Course description: Course objectives:
Introduction to astrodynamics and dynamics of space vehicles structural systems.

Enrolment requirements and required entry competences for the course:
Mechanics II (Solids Kinematics and Dynamics)

Student responsibilities:
Students are required to regularly and actively participate in class and to accomplish the assigned tasks (seminars). The examination consists of written and oral parts. The final score is obtained as a result of written and oral exames and a successfully qualifying seminar.

Grading and evaluation of student work over the course of instruction and at a final exam:
Activities that are valued:
written exam 25%
oral exam 50%
seminar 25%

Methods of monitoring quality that ensure acquisition of exit competences:
Continuity of students" work will be monitored through activities and exercises in the classroom and through individual and team execution of tasks. Acquired knowledge of students will be monitored through discussions during lectures and exercises. If necessary, the initial level of competence of students will be checked. The quality and success of the course will be monitored through the evaluation at the end of the semester, based on the success of the students at the final exam. Continuous selfevaluation will be done through the comparison of the instructional content of the course with the similar courses at EU universities. Also, the contacts with the professors at EU universities will be organized at regular basis, discussing relevant academic issues.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to (learning outcomes):

understand and explain basic principles of astrodynamics
explain and interpret geostationary orbits, transfer trajectories, launch and interplanetary vehicle trajectories
describe space vehicle design and basic structural elements
understand and explain vehicle load environments
use computational models for dynamic analysis of multibody systems for analyzing dynamical response of mechanical subsystems of spacecrafts and satellites
analyze basic kinematic and dynamic characteristics of deployment mechanisms of space structural systems

1. Definitions and basic considerations.
2. Rigid body dynamics: short repetition and basic formulations.
3. Introduction to astrodynamics. The problem of two bodies.
4. Elliptical orbits.
5. Geostationary orbits and transfer trajectories.
6. Restricted threebody problems: an introduction.
7. Launch vehicle trajectories. Interplanetary trajectories.
8. Numerical example of trajectory synthesis.
9. Space vehicle design: basic layout and modules.
10. Space vehicle design: structures and materials.
11. Space vehicle design: deployment mechanisms and systems.
12. Vehicle load environments. Transient dynamical events.
13. Singlestage rockets. Multistage rockets.
14. Space vehicle instruments and equipments.
15. Repetition and discussions.

1. Introduction. Repetition of basic equations of rigid body dynamics.
2. Astrodynamics: introduction and basic formulations.
3. The problem of two bodies: numerical example.
4. Basic equations of space vehicle dynamics.
5. Orbits: numerical examples, introduction.
6. Orbits: numerical examples, continuation.
7. Launch vehicle trajectories: numerical example.
8. Hohmann transfer trajectory.
9. Interplanetary trajectories: numerical example.
10. Numerical example of trajectory synthesis: introduction.
11. Numerical example of trajectory synthesis: continuation.
12. State space mathematical model of space vehicle dynamics.
13. Dynamic simulation of trajectories.
14. Space vehicle basic control algorithms: introduction.
15. Space vehicle basic control algorithms: continuation.
Lecture languages: hr
Compulsory literature:
1. Bong Wie, Space Vehicle Dynamics and Control, AIAA Education Series, 1998.
2. Terze, Z.: Odabrani znanstveni clanci u podrucju dinamike konstrukcijskih sustava s primjenom u podrucju svemirskih letjelica.
Recommended literature:
3. M. D. Griffin, J. R. French, Space Vehicle Design, AIAA Education Series, 1991.
L - Lectures
FLE - Practical foreign language exercises
E - Exercises
LE - Laboratory exercises
CE - Project laboratory
PEE - Physical education excercises
FE - Field exercises
S - Seminar
DE - Design exercises
P - Practicum
* - Not graded
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Programska podrška (c) 2006. Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva.
Oblikovanje(c) 2006. Listopad Web Studio.
Posljednja izmjena 2019-06-07