Accession Number:

AD0650925

Title:

A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE MECHANISM OF WATER-ENTRY WHIP OF 20-DEGREE CONE NOSED MODELS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Preliminary experimental data are reported on the whip behavior of 20-degree cone nosed models with variable center of gravity and variable transverse moment of inertia launched at 45 degrees and at 105-135 feet per second. The results are compared with fundamental ideas and it is concluded that there is a high sensitivity of whip to initial pitch and that there may be a force distribution on the nose producing the effect of a couple during nose penetration.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE