Accession Number:

AD0614666

Title:

HEAD-ON INTERACTION OF SHOCK FRONTS AND BOW WAVES OF RE-ENTRY VEHICLES,

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Corporate Author:

KAMAN NUCLEAR COLORADO SPRINGS COLO

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Report Date:

1965-03-03

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The report outlines in detail a method for calculating resultant shocks produced by head-on interaction of a shock front with the bow wave of a re-entry vehicle. The latest available equation of state for air data was used in calculating shock conditions for a number of altitudes, RV velocities, and shock overpressures that are assumed to be of greatest interest in ABM problems. While the calculations described involve primarily a bow wave and a shock, the same methods apply to the head-on interaction of two planar shock fronts.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE