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Body Alone Aerodynamics of Guided and Unguided Projectiles at Subsonic, Transonic and Supersonic Mach Numbers
NAVAL WEAPONS LAB DAHLGREN VA
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Several theoretical and empirical methods are combined into a single computer program to predict lift, drag, and center of pressure on bodies of revolution at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic Mach numbers. The body geometries can be quite general in that pointed, spherically blunt, or truncated noses are allowed as well as discontinuities in nose shape. Particular emphasis is placed on methods which yield accuracies of ninety percent or better for most configurations but yet are computationally fast. Theoretical and experimental results are presented for several projectiles and a computer program listing is included as an appendix.
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