FLORIDA UNIV EGLIN AFB GRADUATE ENGINEERING CENTER
A simplified treatment of vortex induced rolling moment on cruciform configured missiles is presented. Potential flow is assumed along with steady state conditions so that the problem can be classified as a pure boundary value problem. The final integral for roll moment is made analytic so that residue calculus can be used to find a closed form solution. Comparison of this equation with strip theory for a cruciform finned missile for various fin span-to-body radius ratios is good.