Shonerd, David E. (1949) Winged rocket performance analysis. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-02052009-092504
A method is presented for estimating the effects of various parameters on the performance of a winged rocket. A program for studying three specific parameters, i.e., wing areas, reduced thrust cruising programs, and trajectory climb angles, and their effect on the horizontal range of a winged rocket is presented. Complete calculations are carried out for one combination of these parameters.
An analysis of the Lift, Drag and Stability characteristics of a long, slender rocket with trapezoidal fins and wings is made. The stabilizing effectiveness of delta and trapezoidal fins is compared.
Simplified approximate methods of integrating the trajectory equations by step-by-step method are presented.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1949|
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|Deposited By:||Imported from ETD-db|
|Deposited On:||05 Feb 2009|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 02:30|
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