DYNAMICS OF SEPARATING BODIES. VOLUME 1. THEORETICAL ANALYSIS
COOK RESEARCH LABS SKOKIE IL SKOKIE United States
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The theoretical foundations of a detailed study of the dynamics of separating bodies at supersonic speeds are established. Carrier vehicle flow field characteristics are investigated to define the environment into which the ejected bodies are projected. The aerodynamic properties of representative capsule configurations in locally varying flows are documented, and the equations of motion pertinent to the several modes and techniques of ejection and separation are stated. Trajectory computations based upon a realistic summary of the problem inputs are discussed, and the relative importance of the operational parameters assessed. Separation system requirements are compared for the several ejection modes and capsule configurations considered. Particular emphasis is given to the section describing the wake structure behind a body representative of a carrier vehicle traveling at supersonic speeds.
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