Accession Number:

ADA137851

Title:

A Study of the Motion and Stability of Torpedoes in 3 Degrees of Freedom

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH LABS ASCOT VALE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Torpedoes
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE