Accession Number:

AD0643559

Title:

THE DEVELOPMENT, DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF A MAGNETIC SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR THE R.A.E. 7 INCH X 7 INCH (18 X 18 CM) HYPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

A magnetic suspension system for aerodynamic wind tunnel models is described. The system is designed to hold axi-symmetrical models in a Mach 8 airstream. The models, which may be flown at small degrees of incidence, are controlled in five degrees of freedom. Aerodynamic forces on a model may be measured under conditions more nearly approaching those of free flight. The system has been used to measure drag forces on a conical model. No great difficulties were encountered in launching or recovering the model. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Couplers, Fasteners and Joints
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE