# Nose cone ( tangent ogive shape radius)

## Description

The tangent ogive shape nose-cap is the most familiar in hobby rocketry. The profile of this shape is formed by a segment of a circle such that the rocket body is tangent to the curve of the nose cone at its base; and the base is on the radius of the circle.The radius of the circle that forms the ogive is called the ogive radius and it is related to the length and base radius of the nose cone.

Related formulas## Variables

ρ | Ogive radius (m) |

R | Radius of the base of the nose cone (m) |

L | The overall length of the nose cone (m) |