Accession Number:

AD0785374

Title:

Dispersion-Strengthened Metal Fin Structural Test

Descriptive Note:

Rpet. for Dec 1970-Sep 1972

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

A full scale fin constructed of Dispersion-Strengthened Metal DSM material Ni-20Cr-2ThO2 representative of the fin on the FDL-5A re-entry vehicle was subjected to fifty simulated missions of earth orbital ascents and re-entry. The fin structure had a projected area of 15.7 square feet and was loaded and heated to a maximum temperature of 2200F during the re-entry simulation. This report describes the test setup, procedures and equipment used during the simulation. The fin successfully completed the fifty missions, suffering only local failures which were repaired.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE