Accession Number:

ADA106074

Title:

Computational Parametric Study of the Aerodynamics of Spinning Slender Bodies at supersonic Speeds

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1981-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

Three dimensional finite-difference flow field computation techniques have been employed to generate a parametric aerodynamic study at supersonic speeds. Computations for viscous turbulent and inviscid flow have been performed for cone-cylinder, secant-ogive-cylinder, and tangent-ogive-cylinder bodies for a Mach number range of 1.75 or M or 5. The aerodynamic coefficients computed are pitching moment, normal force, center of pressure, Magnus moment, Magnus force, Magnus center of pressure, form drag, viscous drag, roll damping and pitch damping. All aerodynamic coefficients are computed in a conceptually exact manner. The only empirical input is that required for turbulence modeling. Computed results are compared to experimental data from free flight aerodynamic ranges and wind tunnels in order to validate the computational techniques. parametric comparisons illustrate the effects of body configuration and Mach number for the ten aerodynamic coefficients. The results for Magnus and pitch damping are of particular interest.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE