Design Considerations for a Software Space Elevator Simulator
This study report gives a detailed analysis of all the design considerations for a Software Space Elevator Simulator.
From the Executive Summary:
As with all large, modern engineering projects, detailed computer simulations of the space elevator will be essential during its design, construction and operational phases.
Within the context of these phases, this study enumerated 14 use cases which the simulation software must address, ranging from 3D dynamics and electrodynamics calculations of space elevator motion, to the effects of payload capture and release at various points along the tether, to the effects of friction arising from the interaction of the space elevator climber with the tether. Proceeding from these use cases, requirements were imposed on the software design and an outline for its development was sketched.
- Authors: Dennis H. Wright, Steven Avery, John Knapman, Martin Lades, Paul Roubekas, Pete A. Swan
- Publication date: April, 2018
- An electronic version can be downloaded here: 2018 ISEC Space Elevator Simulator Study Report
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