Accession Number:

ADA018143

Title:

Viscous Effects on the Static Stability and Axial-Force Characteristics of the NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter at Mach Number 19

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

An experimental program was conducted in the AEDC-VKF hypervelocity Wind Tunnel F at a nominal Mach number of 19 to determine the static stability and axial-force characteristics of a 0.01-scale model of the NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter. The tests were conducted at an angle of attack of 30 deg at free-stream Reynolds numbers based on model length from 100000 to 400000. The results are compared to previous AEDC data at Mach numbers 8, 10, and 16.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE