Accession Number : ADA466902


Title :   Parametric Dynamic Load Prediction of a Narrow Gauge Rocket Sled


Corporate Author : NEW MEXICO STATE UNIV LAS CRUCES


Personal Author(s) : Furlow, John S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a466902.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2006


Pagination or Media Count : 261


Abstract : Dynamic load prediction of rocket sleds has been of interest to sled designers and analysts since the inception of the Holloman High Speed Test Track, (HHSTT). Dynamic loading along with thrust and aerodynamic loading is a primary contributor to sled design load cases. Dynamic loading comes directly from the rocket sled traversing the gap between the slipper and rail and the resulting sliding impacts. The current study investigates the prediction of narrow gauge sled dynamic loads by applying a systematic process of modeling validation, design parameter variation and dynamic load correlation.


Descriptors :   *ROCKET SLEDS , TEST AND EVALUATION , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , PREDICTIONS , AERODYNAMIC LOADING , DYNAMIC LOADS , THRUST


Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE