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Winged rocket performance analysis

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Shonerd, David E. (1949) Winged rocket performance analysis. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-02052009-092504

Abstract

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
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Nagamatsu, Henry T.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1949
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-02052009-092504
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-02052009-092504
Default Usage Policy:No commercial reproduction, distribution, display or performance rights in this work are provided.
ID Code:511
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:05 Feb 2009
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:30

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