Mathematical Modeling for Air Refueling under Once-Takeoff Situation
Air refueling technique, which has been developing for a century, displays much more important strategic significance and wider application prospect on operation and material transport in nowadays. This article begins with an exploratory problem, and by use of a modeling method, it calculates the maximum operational distance of the main fighter under once-takeoff situation for flying tanker. The key point of this article lies in that we strive to design the optimum program to group the flying tanker fleet and then control the air refueling opportunities. Heuristic rules and mathematical tools are mainly used to achieve our target.
Di Zheng, Yiqiang Wang, Yi-Min Deng, Aibing Yu and Weihua Li
Q. Yuan et al., "Mathematical Modeling for Air Refueling under Once-Takeoff Situation", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 101-102, pp. 320-323, 2012