Accession Number:

ADP006072

Title:

The RAE Experimental Data-Base for Missiles at High Mach Number and Its Use in Assessing CFD Methods,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Wind-tunnel tests are being performed in order to measure overall and panel forces and moments on cruciform body-control and body-wing missile configurations at M 2.5, 3.5 adn 4.5. When completed, the test results will provide a wide-ranging data-base suitable for inclusion into semi-empirical prediction methods. Additionally it can be used to help validate and assess the computational fluid dynamic CFD methods that are available. This paper gives a detailed description of all the models and the wind-tunnel test conditions, and selected results are presented. Comparisons are shown between the experimental data and results from a space-marching Euler code. An outline is given of the extension of these comparisons to surface pressures.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE