Accession Number : AD0616570

Title :   THE VERTICAL MOTION OF SOLID SPHERES IN THE ATMOSPHERE,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Rapp,R. R.

Report Date : 18 FEB 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : An equation of motion is determined for spherical objects falling through the atmosphere. A method for computing terminal velocities over a wide range of elevation and particle size is then developed. The manner in which a class of spheres, which satisfy a density size relationship, approach terminal velocity from rest is investigated. Finally the effect of oscillatory motions on very small spheres is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FALLING BODIES, ATMOSPHERES), (*MOTION, SPHERES), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, VELOCITY, DYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE