Accession Number : AD0605686

Title :   THE DYNAMICS OF ROCKET-POWERED VEHICLES,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE INSTRUMENTATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : Thorpe,John A. ; Hutchinson,Richard C.

Report Date : FEB 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The report presents a set of differential equations describing the motion of a rocket-powered vehicle. These equations are derived from Newton's second and third laws of motion. The treatment implicitly includes the effects of aerodynamics, bending, and fuel sloshing. However, for application to particular problems, the theory of elasticity and of fluid dynamics (which can be found in standard texts) must be combined with the theory of rocket-powered motion. Also presented, in the form of appendices, is some of the mathematical background found to be useful in the derivation of the equations for rocket-powered motion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET PROPULSION, MOTION), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, CORIOLIS EFFECT, VECTOR ANALYSIS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, FUELS, SLOSHING, ELASTIC PROPERTIES, FLUID DYNAMICS, MOMENTUM, ROTATION, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE