Accession Number:

ADA014087

Title:

An Experimental Study of Aerodynamic Characteristics of Longitudinally Truncated Cylinders and Cone-Cylinders.

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BOSTON UNIV MASS ENGINEERING LABS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

An investigation has been conducted at the Boston University supersonic wind-tunnel testing facility to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of the payload sections of sounding rockets designed to increase drag during re-entry. The higher drag is desired in order to increase the vehicles atmospheric braking during re-entry so that its velocity is reduced to M2 at a much higher altitude than is ordinarily attained. This would allow earlier parachute deployment, thus increasing airborne time and facilitating mid-air recovery by aircraft.

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE