This paper includes the equations for the bending moment of a launch vehicle with the effects of bending and sloshing dynamics. It also includes a comparison between the bending moment response envelope of the measure winds and the bending moment response of the MSFC synthetic wind profile.
Analysis of the stability and dynamic load environment of a launch vehicle resulting from atmospheric disturbances is a very complex problem. To determine the dynamic load environment of the vehicle requires an adequate description of the wind field, vehicle dynamics and control system. The essential of such a study, namely methods of analysis, wind field specification and representative vehicle response parameters for evaluation, are of equal importance. This paper is concerned with the mathematical foundations of the vehicle model and method of analysis.