Accession Number:

AD0651187

Title:

THE AMICOM PLASMA DRIVEN SHROUD WIND TUNNEL (DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION REPORT),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA PHYSICAL SCIENCES LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1965-10-18

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The AMICOM Plasma Driven Shroud Wind Tunnel is being constructed to give simultaneously the heating and shearing loads on missile components e.g. nose cones, fins, etc. in the following flight regime 5 M 10, and altitude 20,000 feet. The shroud technique is to be used. The requirements and procedures used to design and construct the shroud system are described. The system features six plasma generators copper lined, heat sink plenum auxiliary air injection and replaceable nozzles and shrouds. Maximum capabilities are calculated in terms of the plenum conditions. These plenum conditions are plenum pressure 1500 psi and plenum temperature 3800K. Operating times are no more than 4 seconds. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE