Accession Number:

AD0328494

Title:

STRUCTURAL HEATING EXPERIENCES ON THE X-15 AIRPLANE

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1962-03-01

Abstract:

Identifiers X-15.A survey of maximum structural temperatures measured on the X-15 airplane during speed flights up to a Mach number of 6 is presented. Structural problems caused by local hot spots and discontinuities encountered during the flight are also discussed. In general, the hot-structure concept used for the primary structure of the X-15 airplane has proven to be satisfactory. Problems have arisen only from local hot spots and discontinuities. These problems include windshieldglass failures, airflow through openings in the external structure, and structural discontinuities. Comparison of calculated and measured internal temperatures has shown that satisfactory thermal gradients through the structure can be calculated from known heat input to the exposed surfaces.

Pages:

0024

Distribution Statement:

Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

File Size:

1.17MB