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Force and Moment Accounting Procedure for Vehicles With Air-Breathing Propulsion Systems

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division

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A procedure for computing the propulsive and aerodynamic forces and moments acting on vehicles propelled by air-breathing propulsion systems is presented. Equations describing the computation of these forces and moments for the three main phases of flight encountered by vehicles with air-breathing propulsion systems are derived. Using the derivations and procedures outlined in this document will allow the propulsive and aerodynamic forces and moments to be computed independently by the relevant specialists, with the confidence that all forces and moments affecting the flight of the vehicle are properly accounted for. These derivations and procedures have been made as general as possible, and should be applicable to most situations or vehicle types.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Air Breathing Engines (Unconventional)

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[A, Approved For Public Release]