Accession Number:

AD0442589

Title:

DEVELOPMENT OF FRONTAL SECTION FOR SUPER-ORBITAL, LIFTING, RE-ENTRY VEHICLE. VOLUME I. TRAJECTORY AND VEHICLE ANALYSES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., July 61-May 64,

Corporate Author:

SOLAR TURBINES INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO CA

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Report Date:

1964-05-29

Pagination or Media Count:

169.0

Abstract:

In support of the development of composite structures for super-orbital re-entry vehicles, a series of vehicle studies and nose cap analyses was conducted. The results of these analyses are presented. A survey of the anticipated range of parameters for super-orbital lifting re-entry vehicles was conducted. For a particular re-entry pattern, vehicle designs were postulated for a range of LD from 0.5 to 2.0 and WCDA from 50 to 500. Complete trajectories were calculated to provide environmental data for nose cap design. Thermodynamic and structural analyses of ablative-radiative and radiative systems were conducted, leading to the final tungsten-thoria composite structure weight averaged 12.7 lbsq ft for a peak heating rate of 670 Btusq ft sec. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE