The problem of maximum range flight. (English. Russian original) Zbl 0661.70018

Mosc. Univ. Mech. Bull. 42, No. 1, 35-38 (1987); translation from Vestn. Mosk. Univ., Ser. I 1987, No. 1, 78-81 (1987).
The problem of the flight of an aircraft to the maximum range over a long interval of time is considered. A computational algorithm is suggested, which produces the solution of the problem. The various alternatives are analyzed and the characteristic features of the resulting optimal paths are defined.


70E99 Dynamics of a rigid body and of multibody systems
70Q05 Control of mechanical systems
76G25 General aerodynamics and subsonic flows