Accession Number:

AD0755176

Title:

Geometrical Characteristics of Noses and Tails for Parallel Middle Bodies

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DAVID W TAYLOR NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

Two-parameter geometric systems are developed for noses and tails attached to parallel middle bodies in terms of independent polynomials. A new parameter is introduced--the rate of change of curvature with arc length at the juncture with the parallel middle body. Quadratic polynomials are considered for bodies of revolution and square root polynomials for symmetric two- dimensional bodies. Permissible ranges of the two adjustable parameters are obtained for selected geometrical constraints such as the presence of inflection points.

Subject Categories:

  • Underwater Ordnance

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE