Accession Number:

ADA025379

Title:

Multiple Rocket Launcher Characteristics and Simulation Technique

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL GROUND EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-02-05

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

This report provides an insight into the mallaunch associated with multiple firings of free flight rockets from a mobile platform. The effects of resonance with the structure and firing rate are presented. As the mass of the load decreases as rockets are fired, the launchers structural frequency changes and passes through this resonant condition. An analog simulation program developed to demonstrate this resonant condition, is included in Appendix A. This program, has been developed and is presented as a tool for future use. It will be useful in developing a General Support Rocket System. Curves presented show typical mallaunch values due to thrust misalignment and malaim magnitudes associated with multiple firings.

Subject Categories:

  • Armor
  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE