Accession Number:

ADA030208

Title:

Comparison of Two Methods Used to Measure Aerodynamic Loads Acting on Captive Store Models in Wind Tunnel Tests

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1973-May 1976

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

263.0

Abstract:

In a series of wind tunnel tests, measurements were made of the aerodynamic loads acting on eight different store configurations supported in and near the external captive position on a 120-scale model of the F-4C aircraft. Store models included blunt and contoured afterbody shapes, stable and unstable configurations, and large pylon-mounted and small rack-mounted configurations. Six components of forces and moments were measured using two methods of supporting the store models an internal bracket support technique IBS, and a dual sting support technique. Some characteristics of the interference flow field of the aircraft were also inferred.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE