Accession Number:

ADA050702

Title:

Analysis and Design of a Two-Stage Hybrid Launcher

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jan-30 Jul 77

Corporate Author:

ACUREX CORP MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

83.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the analysis and design of a two-stage hybrid launcher capable of soft launching 12-pound, 4-inch diameter models to 20000 fps. The design and configuration of explosive drivers to inject high energy hydrogen into the compressor section of a two-stage gun is described. The calculation of ballistic performance is of note. The detailed calculation of inviscid, adiabatic core flow in conjunction with an analysis of launch tube boundary layer growth is used to evaluate heat transfer to the launcher walls. An analysis and design of tungsten and composite thermal liners is presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Guided Missile Warheads and Fuzes
  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE