Accession Number:

ADA025947

Title:

Computer-Aided Preliminary Design of Light Antitank Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ATHENA ENGINEERING CO NORTHPORT AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

A design system has been developed to perform preliminary optimized design studies of both conventional in-tube burning and closed-system recoilless light antitank weapons. The system is referred to as CADLAW Computer Aided Design of Light Antitank Weapons. The computer-aided system operates in an interactive demand mode with the designer situated at a computer terminal with an interactive graphics capability. A pattern search optimization method has been added to the conventional design process to allow an optimum design to be selected in an automated manner. After the optimum design has been selected, the designer may then conduct a performance evaluation with the results presented in either tabular or graphical form. For convenience of use, a data base containing all design parameters is contained within the system and may be used by request. All input is through an interactive terminal keyboard and output is displayed at the graphics terminal. Mathematical models of the conventional in-tube burning rocket and the closed-system recoilless system contain propulsion, weight and structures, aerodynamics, guidance and control, and trajectory simulation components.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE