Accession Number : AD0733449

Title :   Geometrical Characteristics of Flat-Faced Bodies of Revolution,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Granville,Paul S.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Transition curves between flat faces and parallel middle bodies are developed as families of special polynomials termed cubic polynomials. The curves start and end with zero curvature to provide no discontinuities in curvature at the junction with the flat faces and the parallel middle bodies. Each cubic polynomial is a linear combination of independent polynomials controlled by adjustable parameters. Permissible ranges of the adjustable parameters are examined with respect to selected geometrical constraints such as inflection points. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANALYTIC GEOMETRY, POLYNOMIALS), (*CURVE FITTING, BODIES OF REVOLUTION), DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INTEGRALS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE