A Study of the Motion and Stability of Torpedoes in 3 Degrees of Freedom
MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)
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The dynamic equations of motion for a torpedo represented by a prolate spheroid of finesse ratio ld are studied in a non-rolling coordinate frame. This model considers the motion to be decoupled in the horizontal and vertical planes and with each plane spanned by three degrees of freedom. The resulting differential equations can be linearized and criteria for stability established.
- Numerical Mathematics
- Fluid Mechanics