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Ths sheet has three parts:

1. The brachistochrone calculator. This, if it works, will take distance, thrust, intial mass, and mass flow, and give time and del
If it doesn't work, then try to use solver manually. Have it bring Ddif (B82) to 0 by altering Ta (B71)
2. This gives you position, velocity, mass, and acceleration for a given time, given initial mass, mass flow, and thrust.
3. Does the same as 2, but graphs for the quantities, using 100 subintervals. If you want the raw numbers, then scroll down.
ow, and give time and deltaV for a brachistochrone.

flow, and thrust.

mbers, then scroll down.
Distance (m) 4.00E+08 Acceleration Time (S) 15397.19

Remass (kg.) 169078.41

Va 34715.53
Ta 15397.19
Xa ###
Xd ###
VaC ###
Vdp 34715.53
Td 13905.83
Mt 828383.22
Vf 0
VdC ###
Vda 34715.53
Dt 500000000
Ddif ###
XaC ###
mi-mfTa 828383.22
mt-mfTd 748146.59
XdC ###
Initial Mass (kg.) 917225 Acceleration (m/s2) 2.37

Time (s) 15397.19 Remass (kg.) 88841.78

Va 34715.53
Xa ###
VaC ###
XaC ###
mi-mfTa 828383.22
Initial Mass (kg.) 917225 Acceleration
3
Mass Flow (kg/s) 5.77
2.5

2

Final Time (s) 28800 1.5

m/s2
1

0.5

0
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Velocity
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50000
40000
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VaC ###
XaC ###
Tstep T Acceleration Velocity Position
0 0 2.14 0 0
0.01 288 2.15 617.92 88953.95
0.02 576 2.15 1236.97 356031.14
0.03 864 2.16 1857.14 801555.45
0.04 1152 2.16 2478.44 ###
0.05 1440 2.16 3100.88 ###
0.06 1728 2.17 3724.46 ###
0.07 2016 2.17 4349.18 ###
0.08 2304 2.18 4975.04 ###
0.09 2592 2.18 5602.06 ###
0.1 2880 2.18 6230.24 ###
0.11 3168 2.19 6859.57 ###
0.12 3456 2.19 7490.07 ###
0.13 3744 2.2 8121.74 ###
0.14 4032 2.2 8754.58 ###
0.15 4320 2.2 9388.6 ###
0.16 4608 2.21 10023.8 ###
0.17 4896 2.21 10660.18 ###
0.18 5184 2.22 11297.76 ###
0.19 5472 2.22 11936.53 ###
0.2 5760 2.22 12576.51 ###
0.21 6048 2.23 13217.68 ###
0.22 6336 2.23 13860.07 ###
0.23 6624 2.24 14503.67 ###
0.24 6912 2.24 15148.48 ###
0.25 7200 2.25 15794.52 ###
0.26 7488 2.25 16441.79 ###
0.27 7776 2.25 17090.28 ###
0.28 8064 2.26 17740.02 ###
0.29 8352 2.26 18390.99 ###
0.3 8640 2.27 19043.21 ###
0.31 8928 2.27 19696.69 ###
0.32 9216 2.28 20351.41 ###
0.33 9504 2.28 21007.4 ###
0.34 9792 2.28 21664.66 ###
0.35 10080 2.29 22323.18 ###
0.36 10368 2.29 22982.98 ###
0.37 10656 2.3 23644.06 ###
0.38 10944 2.3 24306.42 ###
0.39 11232 2.31 24970.07 ###
0.4 11520 2.31 25635.02 ###
0.41 11808 2.32 26301.27 ###
0.42 12096 2.32 26968.82 ###
0.43 12384 2.32 27637.69 ###
0.44 12672 2.33 28307.87 ###
0.45 12960 2.33 28979.37 ###
0.46 13248 2.34 29652.2 ###
0.47 13536 2.34 30326.35 ###
0.48 13824 2.35 31001.85 ###
0.49 14112 2.35 31678.68 ###
0.5 14400 2.36 32356.86 ###
0.51 14688 2.36 33036.4 ###
0.52 14976 2.37 33717.29 ###
0.53 15264 2.37 34399.55 ###
0.54 15552 2.38 35083.17 ###
0.55 15840 2.38 35768.17 ###
0.56 16128 2.39 36454.55 ###
0.57 16416 2.39 37142.31 ###
0.58 16704 2.4 37831.47 ###
0.59 16992 2.4 38522.02 ###
0.6 17280 2.41 39213.97 ###
0.61 17568 2.41 39907.34 ###
0.62 17856 2.41 40602.11 ###
0.63 18144 2.42 41298.31 ###
0.64 18432 2.42 41995.93 ###
0.65 18720 2.43 42694.98 ###
0.66 19008 2.43 43395.47 ###
0.67 19296 2.44 44097.4 ###
0.68 19584 2.44 44800.78 ###
0.69 19872 2.45 45505.61 ###
0.7 20160 2.45 46211.91 ###
0.71 20448 2.46 46919.67 ###
0.72 20736 2.47 47628.91 ###
0.73 21024 2.47 48339.62 ###
0.74 21312 2.48 49051.83 ###
0.75 21600 2.48 49765.52 ###
0.76 21888 2.49 50480.71 ###
0.77 22176 2.49 51197.4 ###
0.78 22464 2.5 51915.61 ###
0.79 22752 2.5 52635.33 ###
0.8 23040 2.51 53356.57 ###
0.81 23328 2.51 54079.35 ###
0.82 23616 2.52 54803.66 ###
0.83 23904 2.52 55529.52 ###
0.84 24192 2.53 56256.92 ###
0.85 24480 2.53 56985.88 ###
0.86 24768 2.54 57716.4 ###
0.87 25056 2.54 58448.49 ###
0.88 25344 2.55 59182.16 ###
0.89 25632 2.56 59917.41 ###
0.9 25920 2.56 60654.26 ###
0.91 26208 2.57 61392.69 ###
0.92 26496 2.57 62132.74 ###
0.93 26784 2.58 62874.39 ###
0.94 27072 2.58 63617.66 ###
0.95 27360 2.59 64362.55 ###
0.96 27648 2.59 65109.08 ###
0.97 27936 2.6 65857.25 ###
0.98 28224 2.61 66607.06 ###
0.99 28512 2.61 67358.52 ###
1 28800 2.62 68111.65 ###
Displacement
1000000000
900000000
800000000
700000000
600000000
500000000
m

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Seconds

Mass
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kg.

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Mass
917225
915563.24
913901.48
912239.72
910577.96
908916.2
907254.44
905592.68
903930.92
902269.16
900607.4
898945.64
897283.88
895622.12
893960.36
892298.6
890636.84
888975.08
887313.32
885651.56
883989.8
882328.04
880666.28
879004.52
877342.76
875681
874019.24
872357.48
870695.72
869033.96
867372.2
865710.44
864048.68
862386.92
860725.16
859063.4
857401.64
855739.88
854078.12
852416.36
850754.6
849092.84
847431.08
845769.32
844107.56
842445.8
840784.04
839122.28
837460.52
835798.76
834137
832475.24
830813.48
829151.72
827489.96
825828.2
824166.44
822504.68
820842.92
819181.16
817519.4
815857.64
814195.88
812534.12
810872.36
809210.6
807548.84
805887.08
804225.32
802563.56
800901.8
799240.04
797578.28
795916.52
794254.76
792593
790931.24
789269.48
787607.72
785945.96
784284.2
782622.44
780960.68
779298.92
777637.16
775975.4
774313.64
772651.88
770990.12
769328.36
767666.6
766004.84
764343.08
762681.32
761019.56
759357.8
757696.04
756034.28
754372.52
752710.76
751049