Accession Number:

ADA238561

Title:

Carina Aerothermal Test at Mach 8

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 16-18 Apr 1991

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

The test articles were scale models of the Carina Space Recovery Vehicle. Carina is an axisymmetric model of a blunt, low lift-to-drag reentry vehicle. Surface pressure, heat transfer, force and moment, base pressure, and oil flow visualization data were acquired on four model configurations of the Carina Space Recovery Vehicle. The test was conducted in the AEDC Hypersonic Wind Tunnel B at Mach 8 and free-stream Reynolds number of 0.75, 1.0, and 2.0 million per foot. Angle of attack was varied from 0 to 20 deg at roll angles of -180 to 180 deg.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE