Accession Number:

ADB062483

Title:

Aerodynamics and Control of a 5 Inch/54 Gun Launched Missile

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

105.0

Abstract:

Analysis of the aerodynamics and jet reaction control of a 5-inch 54 caliber gun-launched missile GLM was conducted. Aerodynamic analysis included estimation of list and drag coefficients, lift-to-drag ratio, and center of pressure location by calculation for several versions of the missile at Mach numbers between Mach 2.0 and 3.0. Analysis included emphasis on compatibility with existing 5-inch 54 caliber Mk 45 gun system. Jet reaction control system investigation included calculation of the side force required to trim the missile for a 30-g maneuver at Mach 3.0.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missiles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE