DEVELOPMENT DESIGN METHODS FOR PREDICTING HYPERSONIC AERODYNAMIC CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS
Final technical rept. 2 Jun 1965-15 Apr 1966
LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK
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Design methods are developed for determining aerodynamic control effectiveness at hypersonic speeds along body surface. Pressure and heat transfer distributions in separated regions due to aerodynamic control deflection are described in terms of characteristic magnitudes and distance parameters by semiempirical correlations. The forms of these correlations are inferred from theory and experimental data. Using these correlations, pressure distribution in the separated region over a deflected flap is approximated and expressions for force and moment coefficients are determined. General charts are developed which present separation and flow parameters over a range of flight conditions for a typical hypersonic vehicle. Flow separation over a fin-plate configuration is presented using experimental measurements. Also, characteristics of flow over a flat plate, flat delta wing, and delta with dihedral are analyzed using visual flow records and pressure measurements from the point of view of two-dimensional flow. Applicability of the correlation expressions to separated flow on various configurations is discussed and calculated aerodynamic coefficients are compared with measured values.
- Fluid Mechanics