Accession Number:

AD0441598

Title:

EQUATIONS OF MOTION OF A RIGID PROJECTILE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

The basic vector equations of motion of a rigid body are described, and an aerodynamic force moment system is developed. The vector forces and moments due to gravity and rotation of the earth are added to the system. Forces and moments produced by a rocket motor are included, and the resulting vector differential equations of motion of a symmetric rigid projectile are derived. An appendix is added, which describes a set of initial conditions imposed on pertinent parameters for rigid body trajectory simulation.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE