Accession Number : AD0427231


Title :   DEVELOPMENT OF AERODYNAMICALLY COMPENSATED PITOT-STATIC TUBES FOR USE ON THE XB-70 AIRCRAFT


Corporate Author : ROSEMOUNT ENGINEERING CO MINNEAPOLIS MN


Personal Author(s) : DeLeo, Richard V ; Hagen, Floyd W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/427231.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 89


Abstract : Two types of aerodynamically compensated pitotstatic tubes were investigated to find a design suitable for flight testing on the XB-70 aircraft. Both theoretical analysis and wind tunnel experiments were used to determine subsonic and supersonic performance of a number of models of each of the two types. The level of aerodynamic compensation, compatible with XB-70 pressure errors, was generally predicted with good accuracy using theoretical methods. Empirical results were used to determine the static pressure effect due to cutting off the tip of the contour-nose units to form a pitot opening and to determine angle of attack influences for the static ports on both types


Descriptors :   *PITOT TUBES , AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS , AIRCRAFT , ANGLE OF ATTACK , MEASUREMENT , NOSE CONES , OGIVES , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , PRESSURE , SUBSONIC FLOW , SUPERSONIC FLOW , WIND TUNNEL MODELS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE