Development of a Method for Predicting Trajectories and Terminal Velocities of Backblast Debris from Small Rockets
Final rept. May 1979-Aug 1980
TENNESSEE UNIV SPACE INST TULLAHOMA
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A semiempirical model is developed to predict debris hazard arising from the backblast of small rockets. The model is in three parts Gas dynamics give upper bounds on maximum velocities of jet entrained particles. Aerodynamics give an expression for subsequent motion of debris through still air. A semiempirical study gives an expression describing skin penetration by debris. Computer codes are given for implementation of model.
- Fluid Mechanics