Accession Number:

ADP005910

Title:

An Introduction to Tactical Missile Aerodynamics,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This lecture provides a general review of tactical missile aerodynamic considerations. The different aspects considered are the general aerodynamics design with some problems encountered on existing and future missiles, the specificities of tactical missile aerodynamics and a survey of the most important semi-empirical and numerical methods. The semi-empirical methods have led to the development of a large variety of practical tools which are not expensive in computer time and are routinely used by the project engineers, but they are restricted to conventional missile and global aerodynamics. The numerical methods, much more recent, which consist of solving the Navier-Stokes equations, the Euler equations, the full potential equation and the linearized case, a list of various codes is provided with their actual capabilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE