Accession Number:

AD0600300

Title:

THE STATUS OF TROSPHERIC WIND PROFILES FOR AEROSPACE VEHICLE DESIGN.

Descriptive Note:

Interim Notes on Atmospheric Properties,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

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Report Date:

1963-10-15

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This note presents boost wind profile design criteria for U. S. and world wide consideration generally applicable to a 1 percent calculated risk windiest-season-design-philosphy. Preliminary design criteria are presented in the form of wind speed versus altitude curves which should be applied in the most adverse direction. The most advanced of the preliminary, techniques provided herein require application of an additional fudge factor which has been determined through computerized vehicle flight experience. A brief discussion is provided on the consideration of a gust or family of gusts on the design of aerospace vehicles. Available data considered most applicable to the problem of considering the effect of a single gust is provided. No information is included on the detailed wide profile applicable to the dynamic effects resulting from interaction with a family of gusts, since recently developed detailed wind soundings systems have not yet been proven. Such data is foreseen as available in the near future.

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE