Rain Impact Damage to Supersonic Radomes
Final rept. 17 Nov 1971-30 Jun 1974
TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIV COOKEVILLE DEPT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE AND MECHANICS
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The research described has been directed toward a better understanding of raindrop damage to vehicles traveling at very high velocities with emphasis upon the erosion of ceramic-type radomes. An accelerator capable of impacting targets with short water jets at speeds up to Mach 5 is described. The validity of using high-speed liquid jets to simulate raindrop impact is demonstrated. Topics covered include drop energy-crater volume relations oblique and multiple impacts erosion rates internal fracturing and spallation caused by stress waves radome coatings information from rocket sled tests a theoretical analysis of the cratering process motion of raindrops in the supersonic shock layer probability modeling of erosion and spatial and temporal variations of pressure exerted on the target surface by liquid impacts.
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