Accession Number:

AD0801963

Title:

STRUCTURAL DESIGN CONCEPTS FOR VARIABLE-GEOMETRY LIFTING SURFACES OF REENTRY VEHICLES.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May 65-Oct 66,

Corporate Author:

NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC DOWNEY CA SPACE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1966-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

283.0

Abstract:

An investigation and theoretical analysis was conducted to determine structural design concepts for variable geometry lifting surfaces for improving low speed performance and maneuverability of re-entry vehicles. Various lifting surface concepts were considered for three representative vehicles. These vehicles were the M22-f, SORTIE, and SID-1. The lifting surface concepts considered for these vehicles were evaluated and based on aerothermal and structural considerations, the concept most applicable to each vehicle was selected for further analysis and design. As a result of the detailed study of the three selected configurations, weight and volume penalties associated with the application of variable geometry to the re-entry vehicles were determined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE