Accession Number : AD0429990

Title :   KINEMATIC AND DYNAMIC STUDIES OF PROPOSED DRIVE LINKAGE FOR IMPACT SOUND SOURCE, IMP MODEL 2,

Corporate Author : WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION MA

Personal Author(s) : Sharp, Arnold G. ; Walsh, Joseph B.

Report Date : NOV 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Analytical and graphical methods for motion and force determination in a high-speed mechanical catapult linkage are presented. The linkage utilizes a drive cable which takes on the configuration of a bowstring. Continuous representation is provided by differential equations for which solutions are obtained at a few boundary points. The graphical ''point-to-point'' method uses a summation of energies to determine the required input force for a specified output performance. The method furnishes an approximate means of assigning mass values to the various links. Graphical results are for the optimum condition of constant drive cable tension. (Author)

Descriptors :   *DRIVES, *UNDERWATER SOUND GENERATORS, CATAPULTS, PULSE GENERATORS, CATAPULTS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE