Accession Number:

AD0259159

Title:

DESIGN OF A LARGE, TWO-STAGE, LIGHT-GAS MODEL LAUNCHER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

A procedure is outlined for computing the performance of two-stage, light-gas launchers using helium as a propellant. The effects of the physical variables geometry, piston mass, and pressures, are discussed. Design criteria are established for a large launcher which will be built for the Arnold Center AFSC ballistic range facility. Theoretical performance curves are included as well as experimental results obtained from two small launchers.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE