Accession Number : AD0262712

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE ROLLING MOTION OF CRUCIFORM-FIN CONFIGURATIONS

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : GREENE,JOHN E.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : An experimental investigation was made of the rolling motion of a cruciform fin-alone and bodyfin configuration at angles of attack through 90 degrees. It was found that large variations in the steady-state rolling velocity occur with change in angle of attack. The mechanism causing these variations is discussed using results obtained from roll velocity measurements and smoke picture techniques. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, *CRUCIFORM WINGS, *FINS, *GUIDED MISSILES, *ROCKETS, *SUBMINIATURE ELECTRON TUBES, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, BODIES OF REVOLUTION, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, MOMENTS, PHOTOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS, ROLL, YAW

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE