Accession Number : AD0447154

Title :   STABILITY OF A TOWED OBJECT,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Reid, Walter P.

Report Date : OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The problem under consideration is that of a bilaterally symmetrical object being pulled along in air in a straight line at constant speed by a single towline, which is assumed to remain straight and of constant length. Linearized approximations to the differential equations of motion are developed. Two characteristic equations are obtained from these by postulating exponential solutions. A criterion for stability is then that the roots of these equations have only negative real parts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TOWED BODIES, STABILITY), (*AERIAL TARGETS, TOWED BODIES), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, EQUATIONS, DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, THEORY, MOTION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE