In order to study dynamics response of a launch vehicle under ground wind loads, the dynamics model of a launch vehicle erected on the pad is developed based on transfer matrix method for multibody systems and the theory of structural wind engineering. The overall transfer equation, overall transfer matrix, and characteristics equation of the system are deduced based on the automatic deduction theorem of overall transfer equation of multibody system. The equation governing the motion of the launch vehicle is obtained by using the orthogonality of augmented eigenvector. The vibration characteristics, and frequency domain and time domain dynamics response under ground wind loads of the launch vehicle are simulated. The simulation results show that the eigenfrequencies obtained by the proposed method and ordinary dynamics method have good agreements. The paper provides an effective approach to compute the dynamics response of the launch vehicle under ground wind loads.

This content is only available via PDF.
You do not currently have access to this content.