Some Aerodynamic Characteristics of a Projectile Shape with a Nonaxisymmetric Boattail at Mach Numbers of 0.91 and 3.02
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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Some aerodynamic properties of a projectile shape with a nonaxisymmetric boattail are presented. The boattail is formed by machining three flat surfaces which are equally spaced and inclined seven degrees to the model axis. Aerodynamic forces obtained by strain-gage balance measurements are presented for angles of attack up to 15 degrees and for various roll orientation of the model. Because the effect of roll orientation on coefficient data is quite small, coefficients are presented in incremental form so that the effect of roll can be graphically amplified. A limited quantity of the data is compared to computational results for Mach 3.02. The results of this study support previous studies which show that nonaxisymmetric boattail shapes can improve the static stability of projectiles.
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