Accession Number:

ADA125297

Title:

Integrated Aerodynamic Tests of the Space Shuttle Vehicle during Solid Rocket Booster Separation at Mach 4.5 (IA193).

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 9-31 Mar 82,

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

Static force and moment tests were conducted in the VKF Tunnel A using the captive trajectory system to simulate solid rocket booster SRB separation maneuvers from the space shuttle orbiterexternal tank at Mach 4.5. Phase I test objectives were to determine proximity interference aerodynamics of the SRBs with the booster motors active. The Phase II effort developed an expanded aerodynamic data base, up to longitudinal separation distances of 1700 in., with a single SRB and no motor modeling. Limited testing was accomplished at Mach 4.0 to determine Mach number effect. These tests are identified by NASA as IA193. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Rocket Engines
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE