Accession Number:

AD0440432

Title:

ABLATIVE COMPOSITES FOR SUPERORBITAL GLIDE RE-ENTRY.

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for Apr 63-Apr 64,

Corporate Author:

MARTIN CO BALTIMORE MD

Report Date:

1964-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

An investigation of the construction and attachment of composite ablative-radiative heat shields for superorbital glide re-entry was conducted. Major areas of investigation included heat shield chemical compatibility, ablator attachment techniques, thermal stresses, effects of local loss of ablator, and cyclic re-entry heating. This effort employed geometry, trajectories, and environments of the RTD superorbital lifting re-entry vehicle, SORTIE, focusing on the windward lifting surface panels. An extra environment added to those of the SORTIE for completeness was a low temperature soak at -80 F. The radiative heat shield designated for ablator protection was a metallic honeycombreinforced alumina foam composite developed by the Aeronca Manufacturing Company. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE