Effects of Various Afterbodies on the Aerodynamic Characteristics of a General Missile Configuration
Final rept. 30 Oct-18 Dec 1968
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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A test was conducted in the Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel, Transonic IT, to determine the effects of various afterbodies on the aerodynamic characteristics of a generalized missile. Two similar models were tested with various afterbodies consisting of flared, cylindrical, finned cylindrical, and finned flared afterbodies. A primary model was used to evaluate the static longitudinal stability of the complete model, and a similar model with a metric afterbody was used to evaluate the contribution of the afterbody to the static longitudinal stability of the model. Tests were conducted at free-stream Mach numbers from 0.7 to 1.5 for an angle-of-attack range from -4 to 6 deg.
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