Accession Number:

AD0655383

Title:

APPLICATION OF GROUND TEST DATA TO REENTRY VEHICLE DESIGN

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1965-Dec 1966

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

139.0

Abstract:

Methods and procedures were developed for extrapolating ground-test aerothermodynamic data to flight conditions for four geometric elements. These elements are a sharp unyawed delta wing, deflected control surfaces in compression and expansion, surface roughness elements typified by shallow convex surface waves and rectangular grooves, and a yawed circular cylinder intersecting a sharp flat plate. Graphs and charts are provided for rapid numerical computation of factors to be used in extrapolating the wind-tunnel data for these geometric elements to flight conditions. An evaluation of the simulation capabilities of operational hypersonic ground facilities is also included.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE