Accession Number : AD0711541

Title :   A STEEPEST-DESCENT METHOD APPLIED TO SOFT RECOIL.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL SYSTEMS ANALYSIS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Streeter,T. D.

Report Date : AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : The purpose of this study is to apply the steepest-descent algorithm to an artillery design problem with the soft recoil feature. The problem treated in this report was to satisfy the constraint functions which define the firing-out-of-battery concept. Other constraints are also satisfied and several example problems are solved with results and discussion. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARTILLERY FIRE, MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING), RECOIL MECHANISMS, STEEPEST DESCENT METHOD, OPTIMIZATION

Subject Categories : Fire Control and Bombing Systems
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE