STATIC STABILITY CHARACTERISTICS OF A WINGED BODY WITH VARIOUS INLET CONFIGURATIONS AT MACH NUMBERS OF 2, 5, 8, AND 10
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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An experimental investigation has been conducted at Mach numbers of 2, 5, 8, and 10 to determine the static stability characteristics of a winged body configuration with various sizes and shapes of inlets attached. Selected results of the longitudinal stability and drag characteristics are presented for each configuration at the various mach numbers. The effect of inlet position along the model on the aerodynamic characteristics of two inlet configurations is presented for Mach numbers of 8 and 10. The investigation was performed at free-stream unit Reynolds numbers from 0.05 to 0.54 million per inch, angles of attack from -30 to 45 deg, and angles of yaw from 0 to 12 deg.
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