Accession Number:

AD0477282

Title:

A DIGITAL COMPUTER METHOD FOR DRAG FORCE DETERMINATION OF RE-ENTRY BODIES,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL PHY SICAL SCIENCES DIRECTORATE

Report Date:

1965-12-02

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

This report presents the derivation of an equation for computing the drag force on re-entering vehicles. The equation takes into account the inertial, gravitational, and centripetal forces making it applicable to objects approaching altitudes of Earth satellites. The report presents and explains the programming for an IBM 7094 computer including a table of Fortran Symbols, a sample data card, a general program flow chart, and a complete program printout. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE