Librations of a Quasi-Lagranghn Gyro

  • A. V. Namboodiri Armament Research & Development Establishment, Pune
  • G. V. Kulkarni DRDO Computer Centre, Pune
Keywords: Lock Fowler projectile


The proximate motion of a Lock-Fowler projectile with q > 0 is studied via geometrical method due to Copeland. Steady and unsteady motions are classified taking into account conditions at launch.


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How to Cite
Namboodiri, A., & Kulkarni, G. (2013). Librations of a Quasi-Lagranghn Gyro. Defence Science Journal, 39(2), 133-145.
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