Accession Number : AD0435861


Title :   PRESSURE MEASUREMENTS ON THE RIGID MODEL OF A BALLOON DECELERATOR IN THE WAKE OF A SIMULATED MISSILE PAYLOAD AT MACH NUMBERS 1.5 TO 6.0


Descriptive Note : Technical Documentary rept.


Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN


Personal Author(s) : Bell, D R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/435861.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Wind-tunnel tests were made on a rigid model of a balloon decelerator (Ballute) positioned at various axial locations in the wake of a cone-cylinder flare model. Pressure data were obtained on the Ballute model, and pressure surveys were made in the wake of the conecylinder flare model. The tests were made at Mach numbers from 1.5 to 6 and at Reynolds numbers, based on the parent body length, from 1.42 to 2.35 x 10 to the 6th power. Pressure distribution data on the Ballute model and pitot pressure survey data in the wake are presented.


Descriptors :   *CYLINDRICAL BODIES , *BALLOONS , *BALLUTES , REENTRY VEHICLES , RECOVERY , DISTRIBUTION , PRESSURE , WAKE , DRAG , SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , INFLATABLE STRUCTURES , WIND TUNNEL MODELS , DECELERATION , NOSE CONES , FLARED AFTERBODIES


Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Aerodynamics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE