GEOMETRICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF FLAT-FACED BODIES OF REVOLUTION

Transition curves between flat faces and parallel middle bodies are developed as families of special polynomials termed "cubic" polnomials. The curves start and end with zero curvature to provide no discontinuities in curvature at the junction with the flat faces and the parallel middle bodies. Each "cubic" polynomial is a linear combination of independent polynomials controlled by adjustable parameters. Permissible ranges of the adjustable parameters are examined with respect to selected geometrical constraints such as inflection points.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Granville, P S
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 166-169
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00050021
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-68-A-0146, UR 109-01-03
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 1973 12:00AM