Accession Number : AD0265173

Title :   MAXIMUM WINDS AND MISSILE RESPONSES

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : SALMELA,HENRY A. ; COURT,ARNOLD

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Maximum bending moments induced in a ballistic missile by the wind profile it would traverse are compared with the maximum wind speed at any level in that profile. The correlations of 0.85 and 0.66 for the two missiles studied indicate that maximum wind alone will not provide a perfect prediction of maximum bending moment. But use of a maximum wind threshold for a go-nogo rule can prevent most launch failures due to intolerable bending moments without sacrificing an appreciable number of successful launchings. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *LOAD DISTRIBUTION, *SHEAR STRESSES, *WIND, AIRFRAMES, ATMOSPHERES, DEFLECTION, DEFORMATION, METEOROLOGY, STRESSES, STRUCTURES, VELOCITY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE