Accession Number:

ADA014259

Title:

Static Force and Moment Tests of the Holloman Narrow-Gage Rocket Sled at Mach Numbers from 1.5 to 4.0

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 26 Sep-3 Oct 1974

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

58.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE