Accession Number : AD0738016

Title :   The Influence of the Magnus Moment on the Dynamic Stability of a Projectile.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Platou,Anders S.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The dynamic stability of a projectile is evaluated based on the range of values normally associated with the influencing parameters. The effect of each parameter is demonstrated and it is seen that the pitch damping moment, the transverse radius of gyration and the Magnus moment have the largest influence on the dynamic stability. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PROJECTILES, STABILITY), PITCH(MOTION), EQUATIONS, AERODYNAMIC LOADING

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE