Accession Number:

AD0755840

Title:

A Study of Wind Tunnel Simulation of High Altitude Rocket Plumes

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AERODYNE RESEARCH INC BILLERICA MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

163.0

Abstract:

A review of several simple, inviscid, high-altitude rocket plume models indicated the most accurate representation. Wind-tunnel plume measurements have been used to verify the Jarvinen-Hill model and to study the plume viscous mixing layers which simulated flight conditions by matching wind tunnel and flight plume Knudsen numbers. The HAPRAP data simulate typical ICBM sustainer flight in the 120 to 320 km altitude range.

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets
  • Combustion and Ignition

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE