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An investigation of the influence of fuselage elasticity on the pitching motion of a controlled missile

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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

Abstract

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)
Research Advisor(s):
  • McCann, Gilbert Donald
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1954
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01142004-104429
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01142004-104429
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:159
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:14 Jan 2004
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:27

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