Accession Number:

ADA012875

Title:

Flow-Field Measurements in the Windward Surface Shock Layer of Space Shuttle Orbiter Configurations at Mach Number 8

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 29 Sep 1973-9 May 1974

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

53.0

Abstract:

Pitot pressure and total-temperature measurements were made in the windward surface shock layer of two 0.0175-scale space shuttle orbiter models at simulated re-entry conditions. Corresponding surface static pressure measurements were also made. Flow properties at the edge of the model boundary layer were derived from these measurements and compared with values calculated using conventional methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE