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Free-body Modeling of the Dynamics of a Fin-Stabilized Ballistics Missile in Nonspinnning Vertical Trajectories

Price, Donald A., Jr. (1957) Free-body Modeling of the Dynamics of a Fin-Stabilized Ballistics Missile in Nonspinnning Vertical Trajectories. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150526-133726751

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Abstract

Part 1 of an experimental and analytical investigation of the behavior in free flight of inertia-propelled bodies that are fin-stabilized is presented. The dynamic response in vertical trajectories starting from rest has been found for two sizes of a single configuration of the Basic Finner Research Missile with a variety of model parameters and initial conditions. A relatively simple formulation of the drag function for longitudinally accelerated motion in the laminar flow regime is found to give excellent agreement between predicted and experimental behavior. Time-position histories of test trajectories are presented in tabular form.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Department of the Navy Bureau of Ordnance Contract NOrd-16200 - Task 1. Report No. E-73.1.
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
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