Accession Number:

ADA109180

Title:

Aerodynamic Design Manual for Tactical Weapons

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER DAHLGREN VA

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

179.0

Abstract:

The Naval Surface Weapons Center Aeroprediction Code has been extensively applied to the prediction of static and dynamic aerodynamics of missile configurations. Major extensions have recently been made to the Code, extending its capability to 0 less than or equal to M infinity less than or equal to 8 and 0 degrees less than or equal to alpha less than or equal to 180 degrees and improving the transonic and dynamic derivative predictions. The theoretical basis for the Code is reviewed. The Code is evaluated through comparisons of computational examples with experiment for body alone, body-tail, and body-tail-canard configurations. The speed and accuracy of the Code is ideal for use in preliminary design. Representative design charts generated by the use of the Code for both the static and dynamic aerodynamic coefficients of a wide variety of configuration components are included. The charts will aid the designer in making preliminary design estimates or for data comparisons.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE