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