Infrared and Phase-Change Paint Measurements of Heat-Transfer on the Space Shuttle Orbiter
Final rept., 14 Oct 1976 - 11 Mar 1978
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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These tests were part of a large program to evaluate the effects of aerodynamic heating on the Space Shuttle Orbiter. The MA-29 test was a blockage study conducted to determine the maximum allowable model size for OH-90. The OH-90 test was specifically designed to study boundary layer transition on the lower surface of the orbiter wing. Gaps and steps in the wing insulation material were simulated to determine the effect of such irregularities on the state of the boundary layer. The final test shift of the OH-90 entry was done in support of the Rockwell OH-103 project. An orbiter forebody model was used to obtain detailed heat-transfer rate data on the forward 20 percent of the 140C Space Shuttle Orbiter configuration.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Unmanned Spacecraft