Accession Number:

AD0759578

Title:

NASA-Convair ACS Space Shuttle Study at Mach Number 8.0

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

161.0

Abstract:

Some aerothermodynamic design problems of the Space Shuttle attitude control system ACS were experimentally studied in a series of tests conducted at Mach number 8, at Reynolds numbers of 1,000,000and 5,000,000, using a flat plate containing interchangeable, flush-mounted nozzle cavities and lateral jet nozzles. The ACS configurations considered in this test program were a single supersonic nozzle and a cluster of four symmetrically located supersonic nozzles. Also, some preliminary results were obtained with nozzles similar to those on the flat plate used to simulate the yaw controls on a 2-percent-scaled nose section of the Convair Aerospace B-9U booster.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE