Safe domain for projectile trajectories in a medium with quadratic drag force

  1. Arenas, A. 1
  2. Ciaurri, Ó. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de La Rioja

    Universidad de La Rioja

    Logroño, España

    GRID grid.119021.a

Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids

ISSN: 1081-2865

Year of publication: 2016

Volume: 21

Issue: 9

Pages: 1061-1067

Type: Article

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DOI: 10.1177/1081286514550019 SCOPUS: 2-s2.0-84989332825 WoS: 000385372400002 GOOGLE SCHOLAR


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In this paper we provide an expression for the border of the safe domain associated with projectile trajectories in a medium with a quadratic drag force. The curve defining the safe domain is given in parametric coordinates involving some integrals. These integrals have to be evaluated numerically after solving an integral equation. We show that not all the trajectories are necessary to obtain the safe domain. © The Author(s) 2014.