Static Force and Moment Tests of the Holloman Narrow-Gage Rocket Sled at Mach Numbers from 1.5 to 4.0
Final rept. 26 Sep-3 Oct 1974
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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Experimental static stability and axial force data are presented for several one-twelfth scale model configurations of a Narrow-Gage Dual-Rail Rocket Sled at Mach numbers from 1.5 to 4.0. The test Reynolds numbers, based on sled base diameter, varied from 0.5 to 1.4 million depending on configuration andor Mach number. The tests were conducted with the models in close proximity to a ground plane and rail assembly simulating the High Speed Test Track at Holloman Air Force Base. Results are presented showing the effects of configuration variables, such as, nose shape, water brake, water brake trough, bleed area, and sled slipper height and location.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods