The effect of various missile characteristics on airframe frequency response

Howard F. Matthews, Walter E. McNeill
Jan 1952

The frequency response of two important airframe characteristics were calculated for a cruciform, variable-incidence, air-to-air missile. Plots of amplitude ratio and phase angle as a function of angular frequency are presented to show the effects of the importance, accuracy, and the nonlinearity of certain aerodynamic derivatives, altitude and Mach number variation, and aeroelasticity.

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