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PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, HEAT TRANSFER, AND DRAG TESTS ON THE GOODYEAR BALLUTE AT MACH 10
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN
Heat transfer and distribution tests were conducted on rigid models of the ballute, and drag measurements were obtained on flexible models which were either inflated with ram air or pre-inflated with a bladder. The flexible models were fabricated from a woven stainless steel cloth Rene 41 cloth and impregnated with a silicone polymer to decrease porosity. The Reynolds number range investigated was from 0.3610exp6 to 1.8010exp6 per foot, and all data were obtained at zero angle of attack.
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