Accession Number:

ADB005697

Title:

Aerodynamic Interference Effects on Various Weapon Shapes in the Flow Field of a Transonic Wing Configuration at Mach Numbers from 0.5 to 1.3

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 9 Dec 1974-4 Mar 1975

Corporate Author:

ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

133.0

Abstract:

Tests were conducted in the Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel 4T to evaluate the validity of weapon aerodynamics acquired from theoretical calculations which employed mathematical models to simulate actual test hardware and to assess the problems encountered during the separation of various weapon shapes, at transonic flight conditions, from the number one TER position. The data will also be used to aid in the development of a mathematical method for predicting store separation characteristics. Data were obtained at Mach numbers from 0.5 to 1.3. Force and pressure distribution measurements were obtained to assess the influence of angle of attack and both linear and angular store displacements from the carriage position. Store models were separated from a TER mounted on the inboard pylon of a half-span wing similar in planform to the wing of the F-4 aircraft. Data were obtained on 0.10-scale models of the M-117 and maximum volume bombs. Test results showed that large nose-down pitching-moment coefficients were encountered by all store models at the number one TER carriage position. Complete separation trajectories were obtained only at a Mach number of 0.5 for all 16-in.-diam store models. Decreasing store model diameter increased the maximum Mach number at which complete trajectories were obtained.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Aerial Bombs

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE