Accession Number : AD0289377

Title :   ANALYSIS OF MISSILE LAUNCHERS, PART M2 MISSILE ON FLEXIBLE SHOES

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA

Personal Author(s) : FRETWELL,C.C.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An approximate analysis is presented of the motion of a flexible launcher on a flexible understructure, on which a missile supported by two flexible shoes moves under the action of a prescribed thrust force is described. The launcher system is represented by a uniform beam which is supported by a pin support and a rotational spring at one end and a linear spring at an interior point. The missile, assumed to be a rigid mass, is supported on the rail by two linear springs. The missile is also supposed to be rotating and mass unbalance effects are included. A pair of coupled integral equations are obtained which define the motion of the missile and a numerical technique is developed for their solution. (Author)

Descriptors :   EQUATIONS, FLEXIBLE SHAFTS, GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHERS, SHOES, SPRINGS, THRUST

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE