DETERMINATION OF PNEUMATIC STORAGE CONTAINER SIZE FOR SMALL GUIDED MISSILES.
BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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The report contains a description of the thermodynamic processes involved with use of pneumatic actuation systems, and is intended as an aid in evaluating such systems. Primary emphasis is placed upon defining the storage container blowdown process, which is second in importance only to the control duty cycle in determining the pneumatic storage container size. Analytical justification and empirical data are presented to support a theory that the blowdown thermodynamic process, within the time range used in most missile systems, is primarily a time dependent phenomenon. A correlation technique is explained which permits qualitative determination of the blowdown process, hence container sizing, from knowledge of the mission time. In addition, an expression for optimizing system space requirements is developed. Author
- Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
- Guided Missiles