Accession Number:

ADA061444

Title:

Skin Friction Drag Due to Nuclear Damage

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Feb-Sep 1977

Corporate Author:

BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

Typical thin aircraft skin samples were fabricated of aluminum and fiberglass and painted with black enamel and other coatings. The samples were exposed to fluence levels from 20 to 200 calssq cm to produce simulated nuclear thermal damage. Their skin friction was then measured at Mach numbers of 0.5 and 0.8 and Reynolds numbers of 6 to 16 million. An equivalent sand roughness was calculated from the drag. Results showed an initial increase in roughness which then remained constant until the skin melted, debonded or suffered other severe damage.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Radioactivity, Radioactive Wastes and Fission Products

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE