Accession Number : AD0761016

Title :   A Comparison of the Methods Used in Determining the Spin Stability of Small Caliber Projectiles,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Mlinarchik,Ronald Andrew

Report Date : JUL 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The report presents the various methods used in determining the spin stability of projectiles and attempts to familizrize the reader with how typical test facilities function. The origin and early history of aerodynamics are discussed to acquaint the reader with the field of exterior ballistics. This leads to an analysis of the motion of a projectile under the influence of a linear system of forces and moments and a constant gravitational field. The conditions necessary for static and dynamic stability are examined followed by a basic introduction to the testing methods available. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*EXTERIOR BALLISTICS, TEST METHODS), (*SPIN STABILIZED AMMUNITION, EXTERIOR BALLISTICS), STABILITY, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, RANGES(FACILITIES), WIND TUNNEL MODELS, PROJECTILE TRAJECTORIES, TEST FACILITIES

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE