Accession Number : AD0272593

Title :   WIND-TUNNEL STUDY OF A VERTICAL-PLANE ELLIPTICAL CONE

Corporate Author : CHEMICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LABS EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s) : FLATAU,ABRAHAM ; PHELPS,RICHARD H.

Report Date : NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The initial study of the elliptic cone configuration continued. Six-component data were obtained on both the basic body in a vertical plane and for two wing positions to determine their effect upon lateral characteristics. A limited comparison is made between these test results and the horizontal body-plane configurations from the original study. It was concluded that: (1) The vertical-plane, elliptical cone, wing-body combination has good lift-to-drag ratios but weak pitching-monent characteristics. (2) Although wing location did not affect longitudinal stability, raising the wing from the mid to the high position resulted in a greater degree of lateral instability. (3) Based on these static-stability characteristics, the vertical-plane, elliptical cone, wing-body combination does not appear to be promising as a candidate bomblet. (Author)

Descriptors :   *CONICAL BODIES, *GLIDERS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, CHEMICAL WARFARE, CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS, DRAG, LIFT, MODEL TESTS, MOMENTS, SCATTERING, STABILITY, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE