A Rigid Body Formulation of the General Motion of a Variable-Mass, Rigid-Shell Missile.
AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL
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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
- Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics