Accession Number:

AD0605016

Title:

SURFACE-PROTECTION AND COOLING SYSTEMS FOR HIGH-SPEED FLIGHT,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1956-04-16

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The high velocities proposed for various flight applications pose difficult problems in protecting the surface structure and internal compartments from the effects of severe aerodynamic heating rates. The paper discusses systems for surface protection against transient and continuous heat inputs, corresponding to typical missile and aircraft flight paths. Systems for transient heat loads can consist of heat sinks of various sorts, involving the absorption of heat by virtue of a materials sensible temperature-rise heat capacity, latent heat capacity, or chemical heat capacity. For steady-state or slowly varying heat inputs, systems for surface rotection and compartment cooling can be either of the passive or active types depending on the flight path and on compartment heat densities. Comparisons are made of various systems for several typical operating conditions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE