Accession Number:

AD0726929

Title:

Motion of an Accelerated Body in a Medium Where the Resistance Varies as the Square of the Velocity.

Descriptive Note:

Technical memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA AEROBALLISTICS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-05-10

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The solutions to the Riccati differential equation of the motion of an accelerated body in a medium where the resistance varies as the square of the velocity are presented in a form suitable for computation by desk calculator. In addition, a simpler and faster approximate solution is derived from these equations. Both methods are useful for fast point mass trajectory simulation and slide rule approximation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE