Accession Number:

AD0270598

Title:

A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ENGINEERING CHARACTERISTICS OF THE BRL ELECTRONIC SCIENTIFIC COMPUTER

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

The Ballistic Research Laboratories Electronic Scientific Computer BRLESC was developed to meet the growing demand for increased computer capability. It is now being applied to obtain the solutions of problems in exterior ballistics, which involve high altitude, solar and lunar trajectories, computations for the preparation of firing tables and guidance control data for Ordnance weapons, including free flight and guided missiles. The BRLESC is used to obtain the solution of interior ballistic problems, which include projectile, and launcher behavior, physical characteristics of solid propellants, equilibrium composition and thermodynamic properties of rocket propellants, behavior of detonation waves reflected from shock waves, vibration of gun barrels, and the flow of fluids in porous media. The BRLESC is used also for terminal ballistics studies to include nuclear, fragmentation and penetration effects in such areas as explosion kinetics, shaped charge behavior, ignition and heat transfer. Weapons systems evaluations include antiaircraft and anti-missile evaluation, wargaming problems, the solution of Army logistical problems, probabilities of mine detonations, lethal area and kill probabilities of mines, rockets and guided missiles. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE