Accession Number:

AD0839681

Title:

SANDIA HIGH-PRESSURE ABLATION TEST IN THE AEDC 5-MEGAWATT ARC HEATER TEST UNIT SERIES 3

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 3 Jun-7 Jun 1968

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Six ablation test runs, involving 30 models, were made in an arc- heated free-jet facility using air as the test fluid. The test was conducted to screen and examine the ablation performance of various materials with different microscopic structures. The investigation was accomplished at Mach numbers of 1. 6, 2.0, and 2.3 with measured reservoir pressures ranging from 51.1 to 99.0 atm and enthalpies from 3435 to 2315 Btulb. The models were hemisphere-cylinder specimens of composite materials. The data measured during the present investigation are presented in a documentary manner with a minimum of analysis because the composition of the specimen material is proprietary. The models are referred to by number designation only.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Air Conditioning, Heating, Lighting and Ventilating
  • Guided Missiles
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE