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Title:Analysis of missile launchers part R; approximate formulas for pitch velocity at tip off
Author(s):Stippes, M.; Stippes, M.
Subject(s):Missile Launchers
Abstract:The preliminary design or feasibility study of a straight rail launching system requires, in addition to layouts and material composition, estimates of the accuracy of the system. Possible sources of inaccuracy, which is defined to be nonreproducable tip-off velocity, are thrust misalignment, rail curvature arising from manufacturing processes or uneven heating due to the sun, shaking forces of unknown phase which might exist in SOSR designs, or excessive amounts of friction between shoes and rail. Our purpose in this report is to present techniques of analysis for a straight rail system with a view toward obtaining estimates of changes in pitch velocity of the rocket at tip-off as might exist because of the presence of these various disturbing agencies.
Issue Date:1962-08
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 222
Genre:Technical Report
Sponsor:Department of the Army, Rock Island Arsenal, DA-11-070-508-ORD-593, ORD Proj No. 517-01-002, CMS Code 55-30. 11. 577
Rights Information:Copyright 1962 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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