Computational atmospheric trajectory simulation analysis of spin-stabilised projectiles and small bullets Online publication date: Fri, 25-Jul-2008
by D.N. Gkritzapis, E.E. Panagiotopoulos, D.P. Margaris, D.G. Papanikas
International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics (IJCSM), Vol. 2, No. 1/2, 2008
Abstract: A mathematical model is based on the full equations of motion set up in the no-roll body reference frame and is integrated numerically from given initial conditions at the firing site. The computational flight analysis takes into consideration the Mach number and total angle of attack effects by means of the variable aerodynamic coefficients. For the purposes of the present work, linear interpolation has been applied for aerodynamic coefficients from the official tabulated database. Static stability is examined. The aerodynamic jump has the most important effect and is examined more closely for projectile and bullet flight trajectories.
Online publication date: Fri, 25-Jul-2008
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