Accession Number:

ADA028078

Title:

Flow-Field Characteristics Near the Midwing Weapons Pylon of the F-16 Aircraft at Mach Numbers from 0.4 to 0.95

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE