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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE