PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, HEAT TRANSFER, AND DRAG TESTS ON THE GOODYEAR BALLUTE AT MACH 10
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN
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Heat transfer and distribution tests were conducted on rigid models of the ballute, and drag measurements were obtained on flexible models which were either inflated with ram air or pre-inflated with a bladder. The flexible models were fabricated from a woven stainless steel cloth Rene 41 cloth and impregnated with a silicone polymer to decrease porosity. The Reynolds number range investigated was from 0.3610exp6 to 1.8010exp6 per foot, and all data were obtained at zero angle of attack.
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