Accession Number:

AD0885790

Title:

A Rigid Body Formulation of the General Motion of a Variable-Mass, Rigid-Shell Missile.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

The equations of motion of a variable-mass, rigid-shell missile are derived. It is then shown that these equations, which describe the motion of the missile in its trajectory, may be reduced to a form in which the missile may be treated as a rigid body. As these equations are rather general in nature, a simplified set of equations are presented which are applicable to a large number of missile simulations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Armor

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE