Accession Number:

ADA010091

Title:

Mechanics of a Straight-Limbed Bow.

Descriptive Note:

Technical summary rept.,

Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON MATHEMATICS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The nonlinear elastic deformation of a straight-limbed bow is analyzed in this paper using the theory of elastica. Strain energy stored in the bow which can be converted to kinetic energy of the arrow is determined for different magnitude of pull. The effects of prestress in the bowstring on strain energy and on total draw are also included in the study.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE