Accession Number : AD0771737

Title :   Magnus Characteristics of Arbitrary Rotating Bodies.

Descriptive Note : AGARDograph rept.,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Jacobson,I. D. ; Yaggy,P. F.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : The report reviews both theoretical and experimental investigations of the Magnus effect on arbitrary bodies of revolution. The main emphasis is on spinning projectiles at angle of attack, both with and without fins. Flow visualization measurements are used to assess the accuracy of the existing theories. Laminar, turbulent, and mixed boundary layers are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Spin stabilized ammunition, *Magnus effect, Ballistic trajectories, Flow fields, Spin stabilization, Angle of attack, Flow visualization

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE