Wake Properties Behind an Ejection Seat Escape System and Aerodynamic Characteristics with Stabilization Parachutes at Mach Numbers from 0.6 to 1.5
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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A test was conducted in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T of the Propulsion Wind Tunnel Facility to determine the flow field in the wake of an ejection seat escape system at transonic flight conditions, and to determine the performance characteristics of a stabilization parachute attached to the back of the ejection seat model. The results were obtained for both simulated rocket-off and rocket-on conditions through a model angle-of-attack range from 0 to 30 deg. High pressure air was used to simulate the escape rocket jet plume at a sea- level altitude. The results show that the ejection seat model was statically unstable, but became longitudinally stable with the parachute for the test range investigated.
- Gliders and Parachutes
- Fluid Mechanics