Accession Number:

AD0699546

Title:

DESIGN AND TESTING OF AERODYNAMIC BRAKES FOR CONTROLLED LOWERING OF HEAVY OBJECTS OVER LONG DISTANCES.

Descriptive Note:

Special repts.,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

Aerodynamic brake mechanisms especially designed to control the lowering of heavy weights on long cables are described in detail. These brakes meet certain requirements which can be stated in a general way. Methods of testing are discussed, and performance data are presented. Design formulas covering a wide range of variables are given. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE