Accession Number:

ADA109567

Title:

Wind Tunnel Tests of the Space Shuttle Foam Insulation with Simulated Debonded Regions. Addendum.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CALSPAN FIELD SERVICES INC ARNOLD AFS TN AEDC DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

Wind tunnel tests of the Space Shuttle External Tank foam insulation, with simulated lightning protectors, were conducted in the von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility Tunnel C. The tests were conducted to examine three lightning conductive coating materials for debris production potential in simulated convective heating environments. The material samples were tested using the wedge technique. The tests were run at a free-stream Mach number 10 and a free stream total temperature of 1,900 R. The wedge angle was varied to provide test conditions which were representative of those expected during launch. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE