A HEURISTIC EXAMINATION OF THE KINEMATICS OF SIMPLIFIED ROCKET TRAILS
GEOPHYSICS CORP OF AMERICA BOSTON MA
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Individual aspects of the complex integrated behavior of missile trails are treated. Missile trail shapes are examined under simplified assumptions to give an intuitive case to later more detailed studies. The assumptions are 1 no significant interaction between the exhaust matter either molecules or particulate matter and the ambient atmosphere occurs 2 the acceleration of the rocket is assumed constant 3 a simple cosine law of velocities is assumed for the emitted particles. The analysis indicates, in a simple fashion, some of the complex morphology and phenomena due to the kinematics of missile trails and serves as a rough guide to future work.
- Atmospheric Physics