Accession Number:

AD0736455

Title:

Free-Flight Investigation of Ablation Effects on the Stability of Conical Reentry Configurations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Apr-18 Jun 1971

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A 1000-ft aeroballistics range was used to obtain free-flight stability and drag data for slightly blunted 10-deg semiangle cones with and without ablation occurring on the conical skirts. The configurations investigated included ones having fore- and aft-positioned ablation sleeves, as well as one with a skirt material which did not ablate. The investigation was conducted for a Mach number near 14 and a Reynolds number, based on cone length and free-stream conditions, of about 55000.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE