Accession Number:

AD0781317

Title:

Structural Dynamic Properties of Tactical Missile Joints - Phase 3

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 1972-Jan 1974

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP POMONA CA POMONA DIV

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

186.0

Abstract:

The results of a third and final phase in a general study of the structural dynamic properties of tactical missile airframe joints are presented. The overall objectives of the study were to provide a better understanding of mechanical joint effects on missile dynamic response to improve methods for predicting and representing their characteristics in system simulation and response studies. Finite element structural analysis techniques started in Phase 1 are shown to be capable of providing reliable estimates of joint compliance in complex actual missile structures. A technique for extracting joint compliance values from missile model test data started in Phase 1 is refined to improve convergence and user convenience. A users manual for the joint compliance extraction digital computer code is included as an appendix to the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE