Accession Number:

ADA453708

Title:

A Wind Tunnel Investigation of Joined Wing Scissor Morphing

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

The Air Force Research Laboratorys Munitions Directorate has been looking to extend the range of its small smart bomb. Corneille 6 has conducted tests to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of joined wings on a missile and determine if joined wings are more beneficial than a single wing configuration. The concept of retrofitting wings on the bomb introduced an interesting problem storage before deployment. This study conducted steady-state low speed wind tunnel testing of a joined wing configuration that morphed from a compact configuration for storage to a full extension. These steady-state tests examine differing sweep angles of the same joined wing configuration. The lift and drag as well as pitching moments and rolling moments were determined and analyzed for the effects of morphing.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE