author = "Silveira, Guilherme da and Carrara, Valdemir",
          affiliation = "{Instituto de Aeron{\'a}utica e Espa{\c{c}}o (IAE)} and 
                         {Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                title = "A six degrees-of-freedom flight dynamics simulation tool of launch 
              journal = "Journal of Aerospace Technology and Management",
                 year = "2015",
               volume = "7",
               number = "2",
                pages = "231--239",
                month = "Apr.",
             keywords = "Flight dynamics, Launch vehicles, Rockets, Simulation, 
             abstract = "The use of digital simulation has become an essential activity 
                         during the development and operation of launch vehicles, due to 
                         the complexity of such systems. Of particular interest is the 
                         flight dynamics simulation, which investigates the behavior of the 
                         vehicle in flight subjected to forces and moments. This work 
                         presents a simulation tool suited to perform six 
                         degrees-of-freedom flight dynamics investigations of launch 
                         vehicles. Developed at the Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas 
                         Espaciais (INPE) and the Instituto de Aeron{\'a}utica e 
                         Espa{\c{c}}o (IAE) in Brazil, the tool was implemented following 
                         the requirement for flexibility, so that it can be used to 
                         simulate different types of launch vehicles. The assessment of the 
                         vehicle performance and the vehicle payload capacity are some 
                         examples of analysis that can be performed with the tool. A 
                         modular programming strategy was employed to assure the tool 
                         flexibility. Therefore, the models presented in the tool were 
                         implemented as separate modules. The combination of these models 
                         can originate flight models of different launch vehicles. Two 
                         flight scenarios of Brazilian rockets were simulated and the 
                         results were verified against simulation tools already employed by 
                         aerospace community. The developed tool showed good agreement with 
                         respect to the simulators used to perform the comparison.",
                  doi = "10.5028/jatm.v7i2.433",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.5028/jatm.v7i2.433",
                 issn = "1984-9648",
             language = "en",
           targetfile = "Silveira_six.pdf",
        urlaccessdate = "05 dez. 2020"