SFFSTAB: A COMPUTER PROGRAM TO CALCULATE THE AERODYNAMIC STABILITY OF A SELF-FORGING FRAGMENT

Authors
  1. Weickert, C.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
An aerodynamic stability computer program (SFFSTAB) has been developed for calculating the spin rate required for stabilization of a self-forging fragment. An aerodynamic stability criterion which combined gyroscopic and dynamic stability was used together with a technique for calculating aerodynamic coefficients. SFFSTAB is a useful tool for conducting aerodynamic stability parameter studies for different fragment shapes. Complete documentation of the computer program incuding sample problem, flowchart and FORTRAN listing is provided.
Report Number
DRES-M-1194 — Memorandum
Date of publication
15 May 1987
Number of Pages
114
DSTKIM No
87-01821
CANDIS No
50652
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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