Accession Number : AD0443672


Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE SUPERSONIC RESEARCH CAPABILITIES OF THE NATTS ALTITUDE TEST FACILITIES. PHASE I: PRELIMINARY ENGINEERING CONSIDERATIONS


Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR TURBINE TEST STATION TRENTON NJ AERONAUTICAL TURBINE LAB


Personal Author(s) : Vollmar, W R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/443672.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 43


Abstract : The purpose of this study was to evaluate the capacity of the Naval Air Turbine Test Station's altitude test facility in terms of supersonic aerodynamic research and free jet air breathing engine testing. The evaluation was made to determine: (1) the extent of supersonic operation available; (2) the effect of various tunnel diffuser configurations; (3) the magnitude of the Reynolds number per inch parameter; (4) the approximate air breathing engine size that may be accommodated; and (5) a configuration and the values for certain parameters in a design point tunnel.


Descriptors :   *SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNELS , *ALTITUDE CHAMBERS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , LOW PRESSURE , PIPES , CONFIGURATIONS , HIGH ALTITUDE , NAVAL RESEARCH , SUPERSONIC FLOW , SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , REYNOLDS NUMBER , ACCEPTABILITY , EXHAUST NOZZLES , STAGNATION POINT , ENGINE NACELLES , SUPERSONIC DIFFUSERS , AIR BREATHING ENGINES(UNCONVENTIONAL) , CONVERGENT DIVERGENT NOZZLES


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE