Public Domain Aeronautical Software (PDAS)

The first item is the primary reference for this program. The second item describes how one might measure the mass properties of a complex structure after construction to compare with the theoretical estimates.

  1. Hull, Reid A.; Gilbert, John L.; and Klich, Phillip J.: Computer Program for Determining Mass Properties of a Rigid Structure. NASA Technical Memorandum 78681, March 1978.
  2. Spaco, Inc.: Research And Development in the Field of Physical Determination of Mass Properties. NASA Contractor Report 154071, June 1966.
  3. Thomson, W.T.: Introduction to Space Dynamics. 1961.
  4. Meyers, F.T. : Weight Handbook, Volume 1. 1944.
  5. Pletta, D.H., and Frederick, D.: Engineering Mechanics. 1963.
  6. Nada, B.: Stiffness Matrix Structural Analysis. TT-32-744:JPL. (??)
  7. Greenwood, D.T.: Principles of Dynamics. 1965.
Public Domain Aeronautical Software (PDAS)