Accession Number:

ADA007477

Title:

Hydrodynamic Stability Evaluation of an 0.088-Scale Solid Rocket Booster Model,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

The free-floating and towing stability of a 0.088-scale Solid Rocket Booster model was experimentally investigated to determine the feasibility of towing a full-scale rocket booster at sea. Equilibrium attitude and towing behavior were examined at various percentages of internal water-fill, sea states, sea directions, towpoint attachments, and towline lengths. Towline tensions were measured, and pitching, rolling, and yawing motions were monitored. Predicted, full-scale values of average and peak towline tension are presented graphically.

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE