Accession Number:

ADA026617

Title:

Passive Nosetip Technology (PANT) Program. Volume 20. Investigation of Flow Phenomena over Reentry Vehicle Nosetips

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Dec 1974-Jun 1975

Corporate Author:

ACUREX CORP/AEROTHERM MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Report Date:

1975-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

126.0

Abstract:

The third phase of the PANT program was directed toward better characterizing the dependence of irregular shape development on the aerothermal environment and identifying needed improvements in analytical modeling to better predict nosetip shape response in flight environments. Specific areas which were addressed included coupled ablationerosion effects, inviscid and boundary layer flow effects, nosetip transition on advanced, smooth materials, and irregular shape regime onset. This report documents the results of efforts on the inviscid flow, smooth wall nosetip transition, and turbulent boundary layer heat transfer tasks.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE