TEST RESULTS OF RAIL TOP PLASTIC TRAYS AS A MEANS OF PROGRAMMED WATER BRAKING FOR MONORAIL ROCKET SLEDS
AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB NM
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Tests were conducted to determine the feasibility and practicability of using water-filled frangible rail-top trays to brake monorail track vehicles. This braking technique has been tested at entrance velocities of up to approximately fifteen hundred feet per second with predictable and effective results.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics