Accession Number : AD0767688

Title :   Design Buckling Curves for Gun Launched Rockets,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Salinas,David ; Ball,Robert E.

Report Date : 24 AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : An investigation of elastic buckling of gun-launched motor cases is considered. The SATANS finite difference computer program was used for the analysis. Comparative results from other buckling models were obtained to verify the results. The results are summarized in a set of design curves and show that for the proposed design parameters, the elastic behavior is exceeded before buckling can occur. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET ENGINE CASES, BUCKLING), (*ROCKETS, GUN LAUNCHERS), AERODYNAMIC LOADING, ACCELERATION, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), CYLINDRICAL BODIES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, STRESSES, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE