Accession Number:

ADA179857

Title:

SFFSTAB: A Computer Program to Calculate the Aerodynamic Stability of a Self-Forging Fragment.

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT SUFFIELD RALSTON (ALBERTA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

An aerodynamic stability computer program SFFSTAB has been developed for calculating the spin rate required for stabilization of a self-forging fragment. An aerodynamic stability criterion which combined gyroscopic and dynamic stability was used together with a technique for calculating aerodynamic coefficients. SFFSTAB is a useful tool for conducting aerodynamic stability parameter studies for different fragment shapes. Complete documentation of the computer program including sample problem, flowchart and FORTRAN listing is provided. Keywords explosions, fragments, computer program.

Subject Categories:

  • Ballistics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE