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Model reduction for flexible spacecraft with clustered natural frequenciesTwo approaches to the problem of model reduction for flexible spacecraft that have proved very useful are balancing and model truncation. Furthermore, it is well known that a model representation of a lightly damped flexible structure with widely spaced natural frequencies is approximately balanced. Consequently, reduction in either coordinate system gives similar results for this case. It is important to note, however, that flexible space structures typically have clusters of closely spaced frequencies. In such cases, reduction in model coordinates can give large errors, while the error obtained using balancing is generally much smaller. A new reduction procedure which combines the best features of model and balanced reduction is therefore developed. It is more efficient than balanced reduction of the full system, as it only involves balancing those subsystems of close modes that are highly correlated, yet is shown to yield results which are essentially as good.
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Conference Paper
Williams, T. W. C. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA., United States)
Gawronski, W. K. (Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech. Pasadena, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
December 15, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Conference on Aerospace Computational Control, Volume 2
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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