Accession Number:

AD0321809

Title:

FREE-FLIGHT MODEL TESTS FOR DRAG AND STABILITY OF THREE CONE-CYLINDER-FLARE CONFIGURATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-05-02

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Three ICBM shapes were fired in the pressurized ballistics range no. 3 to determine drag, stability, and pressure distribution in a mach number range of 4.0 to 8.0 . The bluntest shape with the longest flare was the most stable shape, both dynamically and statically. Possible real gas effects were also noted in the drag coefficient of the bluntest shape above mach number 7. The launching difficulties incurred in the Mach number 8 firings are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Ballistics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE