PRINCIPLES OF THE THEORY OF ROCKET FLIGHT,
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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The book discusses basic questions of the theory of the flight of controlled and unguided rockets of different assignment and the influence of their design and construction on conditions of flight. Consideration is given to the following forces and moments having an effect on the rocket in flight tractive force thrust, force of weight, control forces and moments, aerodynamic drag. The theoretical and experimental determination of aerodynamic coefficients is described, as well as the character of their change in the process of flight depending upon altitude and meteorological factors. The phenomena accompanying the flight at great heights and the phenomenon of aerodynamic heating are discussed. The basic positions of the theory of rocket flight are examined. Fundamental information is given on the formulation of equations of motion and the calculation of characteristics of trajectories of the flight of controlled and unguided rockets of different assignment. The concept on the establishment of optimum conditions of motion and the calculation of trajectories according to data of radar observations are discussed. Different methods of stabilizing rockets in flight and factors affecting the deviation of the rocket from the calculated trajectory are investigated. The causes of dispersion during firing by the rockets and the methods of decreasing the dispersion are explained.
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