Accession Number:

AD0759176

Title:

Heat-Transfer and Flow-Field Tests of the McDonnell Douglas-Martin Marietta Space Shuttle Configurations

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1971-Jan 1972

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Report Date:

1973-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

112.0

Abstract:

Aerothermodynamic tests of Phase B space shuttle configurations proposed by McDonnell Douglas--Martin Marietta were conducted at Mach numbers 8 and 10.5. Test conditions provided both Mach number and Reynolds number simulation for typical ascent and reentry trajectories. This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the major test results and also presents data comparisons with theoretical calculations. Specific areas covered are ascent heating and shock interference, booster reentry heating and flow fields, and orbiter reentry analysis which includes leeside heating, windward shock angles and flow fields, windward surface heating, and boundary-layer transition.

Subject Categories:

  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE