Accession Number : AD0885790

Title :   A Rigid Body Formulation of the General Motion of a Variable-Mass, Rigid-Shell Missile.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ARMAMENT LAB EGLIN AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : Calhoun, Ronnie E.

Report Date : JAN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : The equations of motion of a variable-mass, rigid-shell missile are derived. It is then shown that these equations, which describe the motion of the missile in its trajectory, may be reduced to a form in which the missile may be treated as a rigid body. As these equations are rather general in nature, a simplified set of equations are presented which are applicable to a large number of missile simulations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), (*ROCKET TRAJECTORIES, EQUATIONS OF MOTION), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EULER ANGLES, KINEMATICS, MOMENTUM, SIMULATION, CORIOLIS EFFECT.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Traj, Accuracy and Ballistics
      Armor

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE