Holloman High Speed Test Track Design Manual
TEST GROUP ( 46TH) HOLLOMAN AFB NM
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The design of rocket sleds requires the engineer to evaluate complex loads and numerous load conditions which are imposed on the sleds as they travel along the track. This manual represents the combined effort of many Test Track engineers. In essence they have tried to document the current sled design practices that have lead to successful sled tests. This manual along with more current technical investigations and reports serve as a guide for designing sleds and sled tests. While this design manual provides adequate design guidance for most typical efforts, it can not cover all the possible scenarios. Because many of the design practices are based on experience rather than purely a scientific approach, the Flight Chief and senior Track Management take the prerogative to approve deviation from the guidelines stated in this design manual on a case-by-case basis based on their engineering knowledge and vast sled test experience.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Rocket Engines
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology
- Rocket Propellants