The conceptual development and a design methodology are presented for life-extending control where the objective is to achieve high performance and structural durability of complex dynamic systems. A life-extending controller is designed for a reusable rocket engine via damage mitigation in both the fuel (H2) and oxidizer (O2) turbine blades while satisfying the dynamic performance requirements of the combustion chamber pressure and O2/H2mixture ratio. The design procedure makes use of a combination of linear and nonlinear techniques and also allows adaptation of the life-extending controller module to augment a conventional performance controller of the rocket engine. The nonlinear part of the controller is designed by optimizing selected parameters in a prescribed dynamic structure of damage compensation.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Fuel Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science