Free-Flight Wind Tunnel Tests of Tomahawk and Sandhawk Missile Models at Mach Number 8
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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Free-flight tests of two slender, finned missile models Tomahawk and Sandhawk were conducted in Tunnel B of the von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility to obtain dynamic stability characteristics. The models were launched into the wind tunnel flow using various combinations of initial pitch angle and spin rate. The resulting free-flight oscillation was photographed by orthogonal high-speed motion-picture cameras. The free-stream conditions were nominally Mach number 8 and Reynolds number 1,800,000, based on model length. Pitch and yaw angle measurements are presented for one typical run.
- Fluid Mechanics