Accession Number:

AD0855842

Title:

Investigation at High Altitudes of Rocket Exhaust Plume Symmetry and Interaction with a Plate with a Scaled MOL Thruster

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-21 Dec 1968

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A 1-lb-thrust rocket engine was tested to determine plume symmetry and Mach number contours at 400,000-ft altitude. Total pressure surveys were made with and without a flat plate in the plume. The tests without the plate indicated the plume was symmetrical, and measured results compared well with computed values. In tests with the plate, the shock interaction and boundary-layer buildup on the plate were measured.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE