Accession Number:

ADD010464

Title:

Implanted Boundary Layer Trip.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-07-12

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This patent discloses a technique for monitoring the ablation symmetry of a reentry vehicle by implanting a boundary layer trip material into the nose-tip surfaces of the re-entry vehicles nose cone. The implantation material is characterized by a density that is usually greater and surface roughness that is greater than that which characterizes the material forming the main portion of the nose cone.

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE