Upthegrove, Harry Nelson (1954) An investigation of the influence of fuselage elasticity on the pitching motion of a controlled missile. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01142004-104429
This thesis describes an investigation of the effects of elastic deformation on the performance of a guided missile type of aircraft. An imaginary typical missile is selected, and an electric model is devised to represent the missile with its associated aerodynamic forces and control functions. The results of measurements on this model are presented in the form of oscillographs, and their significance is discussed.
It is determined that elasticity effects can rarely be ignored, and that improvement in missile and control system performance will probably require more rather than less consideration of elastic deformation of the aircraft structure.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Major Option:||Electrical Engineering|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1954|
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|Deposited On:||14 Jan 2004|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:27|
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