Goddart's rocket problem
|Goddart's rocket problem|
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In Goddart's rocket problem we model the ascent (vertical; restricted to 1 dimension) of a rocket. The aim is to reach a certain altitude with minimal fuel consumption. It is equivalent to maximize the mass at the final altitude.
The state variables describe the altitude(radius), speed and mass respectively.
The drag is given by
The following reference solution was generated using BOCOP. The optimal value of the objective function is -0.63389.
Model descriptions are available in:
The Problem can be found in the BOCOP User Guide.