Nose cone (Conical)

Description

Nose cone section of any vehicle or body meant to travel through a compressible fluid medium (such as a rocket or aircraft, missile or bullet) has several “perfect“shapes. Practical nose cones are often blunted or truncated for manufacturing or aerodynamic reasons.A very common nose-cone shape is a simple cone. The radius at any point x, as x varies from 0, at the tip of the nose cone can be calculated by overall length of the nose cone and the radius of the base of the nose cone.

Related formulas

Variables

yThe radius at the point x (center of Cartesian coordinate system at 0,0) (m)
xThe abscissa of the point (m)
RRadius of the base of the nose cone (m)
LThe overall length of the nose cone (m)