WANTED: Nosecone/Transition Curvature Generator

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K'Tesh

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Here's the idea... Say I want to play with the shape of a nosecone, but I'm not 100% on it's exact curvature. So, I go to XYZ's website, and I plug in a few values, such as forward diameter, aft diameter, and length. Then by playing with a radius setting, I can create a fat ogive, or a shape that is nearly conical. I turned up this wiki page for more on the math behind nosecone shapes... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nose_cone_design

Anyone up for that challenge?

Thanks!
Jim
 

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Here's the idea... Say I want to play with the shape of a nosecone, but I'm not 100% on it's exact curvature. So, I go to XYZ's website, and I plug in a few values, such as forward diameter, aft diameter, and length. Then by playing with a radius setting, I can create a fat ogive, or a shape that is nearly conical. I turned up this wiki page for more on the math behind nosecone shapes... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nose_cone_design

Anyone up for that challenge?

Thanks!
Jim
I will try, but I've already procrastinated finishing a paper long enough.
 

markkoelsch

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Jim, if you look at the wiki, there is a link to a spreadsheet that will likely do what you need under references.
 

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I have done a noisecone generator using OpenScad if anybody interrested
 
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