Accession Number : ADA329507

Title :   A Dynamic Analysis of the Self-Propelled, 8-Inch, M110A1, Howitzer Utilizing FORMAC.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Sep 76-Apr 77,

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s) : Streeter, Thomas D. ; Coberly, Robert H.

PDF Url : ADA329507

Report Date : JUN 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 144

Abstract : This report presents a new method for solving Lagrange's equations of motion utilizing FORMAC. An application using this technique is given with an eleven degree-of-freedom problem which describes the motion of the MllOAl, a self-propelled 8" howitzer under dynamic conditions of firing. A computer program has been written, is operational, and the listing is contained in the appendix. This report is an endeavor to automate the generation and solution of the equations of motion for dynamical systems.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, *LAGRANGIAN FUNCTIONS, *HOWITZERS, *SELF PROPELLED GUNS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ARMY EQUIPMENT.

Subject Categories : Guns
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE