Accession Number : AD0720721

Title :   Analytical Theory of the Flight Paths of a Glider over a Flat Earth,

Corporate Author : BOEING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH LABS SEATTLE WA FLIGHT SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Miele, Angelo

Report Date : JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : A general analytical theory of the flight paths of a glider operating over a flat Earth is presented. First, the equations of motion are non-dimensionalized by introducing a set of variables depending on one undetermined parameter, the reference velocity. Then, particular problems are treated, and for each of these, a convenient reference velocity is selected. Three categories of problems are considered: flight in an arbitrary atmosphere, flight in a homogeneous atmosphere, and flight in an exponential atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT PATHS, *GLIDERS, EQUATIONS OF MOTION, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE