Accession Number:

AD0891376

Title:

Supersonic Inlet Investigation. Volume III. Wind Tunnel Data Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 May 1969-1 May 1971

Corporate Author:

NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA AIRCRAFT DIV

Report Date:

1971-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

162.0

Abstract:

Presented herein are wind tunnel data from an investigation whose primary objective was to develop design criteria and performance tradeoffs for supersonic inlets applicable to advanced tactical aircraft. The objective was accomplished by conducting analysis and wind tunnel tests using approximately . 125 scale model air induction systems. The baseline models included a two- dimensional external compression inlet, a half-axisymmetric external compression inlet, and a two-dimensional mixed compression inlet. Alternate configurations for the external compression baseline inlets were also investigated. Tests were conducted at transonic and supersonic Mach numbers in the AEDC PWT-4T and VKF-A wind tunnels, respectively. The inlets were tested both isolated and in a well defined nonuniform flow field, the latter representing partial simulation of a vehicle flow field. Steady state performance data i.e., pressure recovery, pressure distortion, and turbulence levels are provided at a simulated compressor face and immediately downstream of the inlet throat for the various inlet configurations tested. Additional diagnostic data are provided in the way of surface pressures and boundary layer pressures on the inlet compression surfaces and in the subsonic diffusers.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE