Accession Number:

AD0756779

Title:

Stabilite et Controle D'avions (Stability and Control of Hypersonic Aircraft),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

OFFICE NATIONAL D'ETUDES ET DE RECHERCHES AEROSPATIALES CHATILLON-SOUS-BAGNEUX (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

As well as the new technological problems they raise, projects of future hypersonic aircraft must retain acceptable aerodynamic characteristics within a very broad flight range, O.N.E.R.A. has undertaken an experimental wind tunnel study, including aerodynamic force measurements, on a number of simplified aircraft configurations capable of Mach 7, from the incompressible domain up to hypersonic speeds Mach 5 and 7. This study included the influence of shapes resulting from the choice of different engine types - voluminous turbo-ramjet, or more discreet supersonic combustion ramjet - on the pitch and roll stability. Compatibility problems of internal and external flows are examined, especially those raised by highly deformable intakes and exhausts. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE