Viscous Effects on the Static Stability and Axial-Force Characteristics of the NASA Space Shuttle Orbiter at Mach Number 19
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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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.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics
- Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry