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# An experimental determination of dynamic coefficients for the Basic Finner missile by means of the angular dynamic balance

Kiceniuk, Taras (1957) An experimental determination of dynamic coefficients for the Basic Finner missile by means of the angular dynamic balance. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:KIChydrolabrptE-73-3

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## Abstract

Equipment developed in this Laboratory permits the determination of eight of the dynamic coefficients useful in describing the force and moment reactions on a submerged body moving in water. These coefficients comprise the partial derivatives of moment (about the yaw axis) and of force (in the horizontal plane, and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis) with respect to velocity and acceleration components in specified directions. So long as the instantaneous angles of attack are small and scale effects are absent, these coefficients have constant values. A complete list of coefficients is given in Ref. (1), as are definitions, sign conventions and formulas for making the coefficients nondimensional. The eight coefficients tabulated below are those pertinent to lateral translation and rotation about the yaw axis for a body of revolution: Nr' coefficient of rotary moment derivative Nr[dot]' virtual moment of inertia coefficient (angular acceleration) Nv' coefficient of static moment derivative Nv[dot]' virtual moment of inertia coefficient (lateral acceleration) Yr' coefficient of rotary force derivative Yr[dot]' virtual inertia coefficient (angular acceleration) Yv' coefficient of static force derivative Yv[dot]' virtual inertia coefficient (lateral acceleration) where the prime indicates that the coefficients are in dimensionless form. It is the purpose of the experimental program undertaken at this Laboratory to determine the numerical values of the above quantities for the Basic Finner missile (Fig. 1). Because of the required differences in the experimental methods, however, the program was divided into two parts. This report deals only with Part 1, and is restricted to the following quantities: Nr[dot]', Nv', Yr[dot]', Yv', and the linear combinations Nr' - Nv[dot]' and Yr' - Yv[dot]'. Remaining quantities will be the subject of another report.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Department of the Navy, Bureau of Ordnance, Contract NOrd-16200, Task I
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
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