Flow-Field Characteristics Near the Midwing Weapons Pylon of the F-16 Aircraft at Mach Numbers from 0.4 to 0.95
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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Wind tunnel tests using 0.0667-scale models were conducted to determine the characteristics of the flow field near the midwing weapons pylon wing stations 3 and 7 of the f-16 aircraft. The investigation was conducted by positioning an MK-84 LDGP store at various locations beneath the pylon, by use of a pressure probe to measure the flow-field velocities and angles relative to the freestream, and by separation trajectories using the MK-84 LDGP launched from the pylon. Test conditions ranged from Mach number 0.4 to 0.95 for aircraft angles of attack from 0 to 16 deg. Wing leading-edge flaps of the F-16 model were set at angles of 0, 4, and 15 deg. All trajectories were obtained at a simulated altitude of 5,000 ft.
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