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Simple Variable Mass 6DOF (Euler Angles)

Implement Euler angle representation of six-degrees-of-freedom equations of motion of simple variable mass

  • Library:
  • Aerospace Blockset / Equations of Motion / 6DOF

  • Simple Variable Mass 6DOF (Euler Angles) block

Description

The Simple Variable Mass 6DOF (Euler Angles) block considers the rotation of a body-fixed coordinate frame (Xb, Yb, Zb) about a flat Earth reference frame (Xe, Ye, Ze).

For a description of the coordinate system and the translational dynamics, see the description for the Simple Variable Mass 6DOF (Euler Angles) block. For more information on the body-fixed coordinate frame, see Algorithms.

Limitations

The block assumes that the applied forces are acting at the center of gravity of the body.

Ports

Input

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Applied forces, specified as a three-element vector.

Data Types: double

Applied moments, specified as a three-element vector.

Data Types: double

One or more rates of change of mass (positive if accreted, negative if ablated), specified as a scalar.

Data Types: double

One or more relative velocities, specified as a three-element vector, at which the mass is accreted to or ablated from the body in body-fixed axes.

Dependencies

To enable this port, select Include mass flow relative velocity.

Data Types: double

Output

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Velocity in the flat Earth reference frame, returned as a three-element vector.

Data Types: double

Position in the flat Earth reference frame, returned as a three-element vector.

Data Types: double

Euler rotation angles [roll, pitch, yaw], returned as three-element vector, in radians.

Data Types: double

Coordinate transformation from flat Earth axes to body-fixed axes, returned as a 3-by-3 matrix.

Data Types: double

Velocity in body-fixed frame, returned as a three-element vector.

Data Types: double

Angular rates in body-fixed axes, returned as a three-element vector, in radians per second.

Data Types: double

Angular accelerations in body-fixed axes, returned as a three-element vector, in radians per second squared.

Data Types: double

Accelerations in body-fixed axes with respect to body frame, returned as a three-element vector.

Data Types: double

Fuel tank status, returned as:

  • 1 — Tank is full.

  • 0 — Tank is neither full nor empty.

  • -1 — Tank is empty.

Data Types: double

Accelerations in body-fixed axes with respect to inertial frame (flat Earth), returned as a three-element vector. You typically connect this signal to the accelerometer.

Dependencies

This port appears only when the Include inertial acceleration check box is selected.

Data Types: double

Parameters

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Main

Input and output units, specified as Metric (MKS), English (Velocity in ft/s), or English (Velocity in kts).

UnitsForcesMomentAccelerationVelocityPositionMassInertia
Metric (MKS) NewtonNewton-meterMeters per second squaredMeters per secondMetersKilogramKilogram meter squared
English (Velocity in ft/s) PoundFoot-poundFeet per second squaredFeet per secondFeetSlugSlug foot squared
English (Velocity in kts) PoundFoot-poundFeet per second squaredKnotsFeetSlugSlug foot squared

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: units
Type: character vector
Values: Metric (MKS) | English (Velocity in ft/s) | English (Velocity in kts)
Default: Metric (MKS)

Mass type, specified according to the following table.

The Simple Variable selection conforms to the equations of motion in Algorithms.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: mtype
Type: character vector
Values: Fixed | Simple Variable | Custom Variable
Default: Simple Variable

Equations of motion representation, specified according to the following table.

RepresentationDescription

Euler Angles

Use Euler angles within equations of motion.

Quaternion

Use quaternions within equations of motion.

The Euler Angles selection conforms to the equations of motion in Algorithms.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: rep
Type: character vector
Values: Euler Angles | Quaternion
Default: 'Euler Angles'

Initial location of the body in the flat Earth reference frame, specified as a three-element vector.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: xme_0
Type: character vector
Values: '[0 0 0]' | three-element vector
Default: '[0 0 0]'

Initial velocity in body axes, specified as a three-element vector, in the body-fixed coordinate frame.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: Vm_0
Type: character vector
Values: '[0 0 0]' | three-element vector
Default: '[0 0 0]'

Initial Euler orientation angles [roll, pitch, yaw], specified as a three-element vector, in radians. Euler rotation angles are those between the body and north-east-down (NED) coordinate systems.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: eul_0
Type: character vector
Values: '[0 0 0]' | three-element vector
Default: '[0 0 0]'

Initial body-fixed angular rates with respect to the NED frame, specified as a three-element vector, in radians per second.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: pm_0
Type: character vector
Values: '[0 0 0]' | three-element vector
Default: '[0 0 0]'

Initial mass of the rigid body, specified as a double scalar.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: mass_0
Type: character vector
Values: '1.0' | double scalar
Default: '1.0'

Empty mass of the body, specified as a double scalar.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: mass_e
Type: character vector
Values: double scalar
Default: '0.5'

Full mass of the body, specified as a double scalar.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: mass_f
Type: character vector
Values: double scalar
Default: '2.0'

Inertia tensor matrix for the empty inertia of the body, specified as 3-by-3 matrix.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: inertia_e
Type: character vector
Values: 'eye(3)' | 3-by-3 matrix
Default: 'eye(3)'

Inertia tensor matrix for the full inertia of the body, specified as 3-by-3 matrix.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: inertia_f
Type: character vector
Values: '2*eye(3)' | 3-by-3 matrix
Default: '2*eye(3)'

Select this check box to add a mass flow relative velocity port. This is the relative velocity at which the mass is accreted or ablated.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: vre_flag
Type: character vector
Values: off | on
Default: off

Select this check box to add an inertial acceleration port.

Dependencies

To enable the Abe port, select this parameter.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: abi_flag
Type: character vector
Values: 'off' | 'on'
Default: off

State Attributes

Assign a unique name to each state. You can use state names instead of block paths during linearization.

  • To assign a name to a single state, enter a unique name between quotes, for example, 'velocity'.

  • To assign names to multiple states, enter a comma-separated list surrounded by braces, for example, {'a', 'b', 'c'}. Each name must be unique.

  • If a parameter is empty (' '), no name is assigned.

  • The state names apply only to the selected block with the name parameter.

  • The number of states must divide evenly among the number of state names.

  • You can specify fewer names than states, but you cannot specify more names than states.

    For example, you can specify two names in a system with four states. The first name applies to the first two states and the second name to the last two states.

  • To assign state names with a variable in the MATLAB® workspace, enter the variable without quotes. A variable can be a character vector, cell array, or structure.

Position state names, specified as a comma-separated list surrounded by braces.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: xme_statename
Type: character vector
Values: '' | comma-separated list surrounded by braces
Default: ''

Velocity state names, specified as comma-separated list surrounded by braces.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: Vm_statename
Type: character vector
Values: '' | comma-separated list surrounded by braces
Default: ''

Euler rotation angle state names, specified as a comma-separated list surrounded by braces.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: eul_statename
Type: character vector
Values: '' | comma-separated list surrounded by braces
Default: ''

Body rotation rate state names, specified comma-separated list surrounded by braces.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: pm_statename
Type: character vector
Values: '' | comma-separated list surrounded by braces
Default: ''

Mass state name, specified as a character vector.

Programmatic Use

Block Parameter: mass_statename
Type: character vector
Values: '' | character vector
Default: ''

Algorithms

The origin of the body-fixed coordinate frame is the center of gravity of the body, and the body is assumed to be rigid, an assumption that eliminates the need to consider the forces acting between individual elements of mass. The flat Earth reference frame is considered inertial, an excellent approximation that allows the forces due to the Earth's motion relative to the fixed stars to be neglected.

The translational motion of the body-fixed coordinate frame is given below, where the applied forces [Fx FyFz]T are in the body-fixed frame. Vreb is the relative velocity in the body axes at which the mass flow (m˙) is ejected or added to the body in body axes.

F¯b=[FxFyFz]=m(V¯˙b+ω¯×V¯b)+m˙V¯rebAbe=F¯bm˙V¯remAbb=[u˙bv˙bω˙b]=F¯bm˙V¯remω¯×V¯bV¯b=[ubvbwb],ω¯=[pqr]

The rotational dynamics of the body-fixed frame are given below, where the applied moments are [L MN]T, and the inertia tensor I is with respect to the origin O.

M¯B=[LMN]=Iω¯˙+ω¯×(Iω¯)+I˙ω¯I=[IxxIxyIxzIyxIyyIyzIzxIzyIzz]

The inertia tensor is determined using a table lookup which linearly interpolates between Ifull and Iempty based on mass (m). While the rate of change of the inertia tensor is estimated by the following equation.

I˙=IfullIemptymfullmemptym˙

The relationship between the body-fixed angular velocity vector, [p q r]T, and the rate of change of the Euler angles, [ϕ˙θ˙ψ˙]T, can be determined by resolving the Euler rates into the body-fixed coordinate frame.

[pqr]=[ϕ˙00]+[1000cosϕsinϕ0sinϕcosϕ][0θ˙0]+[1000cosϕsinϕ0sinϕcosϕ][cosθ0sinθ010sinθ0cosθ][00ψ˙]J1[ϕ˙θ˙ψ˙]

Inverting J then gives the required relationship to determine the Euler rate vector.

[ϕ˙θ˙ψ˙]=J[pqr]=[1(sinϕtanθ)(cosϕtanθ)0cosϕsinϕ0sinϕcosθcosϕcosθ][pqr]

References

[1] Stevens, Brian, and Frank Lewis. Aircraft Control and Simulation. 2nd ed. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

[2] Zipfel, Peter H. Modeling and Simulation of Aerospace Vehicle Dynamics. 2nd ed. Reston, VA: AIAA Education Series, 2007.

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