Accession Number : AD0077629


Title :   A GENERALIZED BALLISTIC FORCE SYSTEM


Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD


Personal Author(s) : Murphy, Charles H ; Nicolaides, John D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/077629.pdf


Report Date : May 1955


Pagination or Media Count : 37


Abstract : The dependence of the aerodynamic force and moment acting on a missile in free flight on the past history of the missile's motion has been omitted from the Ballistic Theory and only partly considered in the Aerodynamic Theory. In this study the linear terms arising from a consideration of the forces and moments due to acceleration effects are added to the theory of motion. The resulting equations of motion and their solutions yield a more physically complete system, useful to both baliisticians and aerodynamicists in understanding the free flight performance of symmetrical missiles. The expansion of the transverse force and moment for a missile possessing a plane of mirror symmetry is given in an appendix.


Descriptors :   *PROJECTILES , *EXTERIOR BALLISTICS , GUIDED MISSILES , MOMENTS , FREE FLIGHT , AERODYNAMIC FORCES , SYMMETRY , EQUATIONS OF MOTION


Subject Categories : Ballistics
      Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE