Accession Number:

ADA114678

Title:

Wind Tunnel Tests of the NASA Shuttle External Tank SLA/SOFI Panels at Mach Numbers from 0.60 to 1.50.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

26.0

Abstract:

A test was conducted to determine whether exposure of the Super Light AblatorSpray-on-Foam Insulation SLASOFI to the STS-1 launch trajectory dynamic pressures would produce additional cracks or cause separations from the cryogenic tank. Low-speed movies and stereo-photography were used to record the effects of the tunnel flow at free-stream Mach numbers from 0.60 to 1.50. Four configurations were tested in the Propulsion Wind Tunnel 16T during the period from March 20 through 21, 1981. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Adhesives, Seals and Binders
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE