Accession Number:

AD0811926

Title:

MISSILE SHAPES OF MINIMUM BALLISTIC FACTOR,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX AERO-ASTRONAUTICS GROUP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The class of slender, axisymmetric missiles of given length, thickness, and specific weight is considered under the assumptions that the pressure distribution is modified Newtonian and the surface-averaged skin-friction coefficient is constant. The problem of minimizing the ballistic factor is formulated and solved first by direct methods for the class of power-law bodies and then by the indirect methods of the calculus of variations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Armor
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE