Accession Number:

ADA025409

Title:

MOMENTS-II: A Computer Program to Calculate Moments and Products of Inertia of Asymmetric Objects

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

PICATINNY ARSENAL DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

174.0

Abstract:

This report describes the computer program MOMENTS-II, which is a greatly modified and extended version of the computer program MOMENTS, described in Picatinny Arsenal Technical Report 4143, July 1971. The present report supersedes the previous publication. MOMENTS-II is capable of calculating the components of the inertia tensor moments and products of inertia of combinations of arbitrarily located and oriented asymmetric objects with respect to arbitrary rectangular systems as well as of calculating other physical properties such as mass, center of gravity and principal axes of these objects. The report also describes the model employed and the analysis leading to the derivations of the formulae used by MOMENTS-II, and for convenience is divided into three chapters containing information specifically directed towards the program user, programmer, and analyst respectively. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Theoretical Mathematics
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE