Accession Number : AD0783839

Title :   Two Dimensional Analysis of Fluid-Structure Interaction by Method of Finite Differences - Hydraulic Ram, the Fuel Tank Problem.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Bitzberger,John Charles

Report Date : JUN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : As part of an ongoing research program at the Naval Postgraduate School concerned with aircraft vulnerability and, in particular, the 'Hydraulic Ram' phenomenon, two FORTRAN IV computer codes were written to analyze in two dimensions problems concerning structure-fluid interaction. This thesis presents the method selected for solution, details the codes written and presents test cases and example problems. User's instructions and program listings for both codes are also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Jet aircraft, *Fuel tanks, *Terminal ballistics, *Projectiles, Finite difference theory, Dynamic loads, Computer programs, Equations of motion, Numerical analysis, Acceleration, Velocity, Walls, Rupture, Deformation, Theses, Vulnerability, FORTRAN

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Ballistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE