Analytical Description of the Volume, Center of Gravity, and Moments of Inertia for Tangent and Secant Ogives

Report No. ARL-TN-0941
Authors: Steven B Segletes
Date/Pages: March 2019; 43 pages
Abstract: This note presents closed-form algebraic equations to describe the inertial properties of both tangent ogives, which conform to the cylindrical shank of the projectile in a flush manner, and secant ogives, which are base-truncated versions of tangent ogives. The properties encompassed by these descriptions include volume (mass), center of gravity, and the various moments of inertia.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: March 1, 2019