Accession Number : AD0447298


Title :   DYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF A PROPOSED WAVE ENERGY.


Corporate Author : HARRY DIAMOND LABS ADELPHI MD


Personal Author(s) : Bettwy, David S


Report Date : 05 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : A recently proposed Wave Energy timer was evaluated by HDL to determine its potential as a mechanical timing device for ordnance applications. The timer is intended to provide a continuous output shaft motion, as opposed to the incremental motion of other mechanical timers, and have complete assurance of selfstarting without the deterioration of frequency stability usually related to self-starting mechanical timers. The analysis presented is based on a simplified timer system since the primary objective was to determine if the system could maintain a relatively constant rate of rotation over a usable range of driving torque. Differential equations of motion were derived, and an analog computer was used to solve these equations for several different parameters. The results of the study indicate that the Wave Energy timer described has a potential use as a mechanical timing device for ordnance applications. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TIMING DEVICES , MECHANICAL WAVES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , ORDNANCE , DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS , MOTION , ANALOG COMPUTERS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE