Aerodynamic Heating and Temperature Distribution Program for Rocket Sleds
Technical rept. Sep 1968-Jan 1970
AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM
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A computer program is developed for determining the temperature profile in a rocket sled skin as a function of time or point in the sled trajectory. The program is written in FORTRAN IV for the CDC 6600 computer. The program computes sharp-cone boundary-layer edge conditions, the heat flux, and the time-temperature profile in the skin. The thermal model examined in this report assumes thick-skin solution where the skin is of any composite structure made of discrete layers of material whose properties may vary from layer to layer. A comparison is made between the theoretical predictions and experimental data from three rocket sled tests. The results of this comparison show that the theoretical methods used give excellent correlation with data.
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