Accession Number : AD0370443

Title :   AEROELASTIC EFFECTS ON ROLLING CHARACTERISTICS OF Z(THE X-7B AND XQ-5)ZMISSILES.

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED AIRCRAFT CORP VAN NUYS CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Branchflower,D. R.

Report Date : 10 AUG 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The effects of aeroelasticity on rolling characteristics of the X-7B/XQ-5 missiles have been analyzed, and the results are summarized in this report. Torsional flexibility of the wing increases the roll damping and decreases the aileron effectiveness. Both effects increase the time to roll through any given angle in response to an aileron step input. The transient twist distributions due to thermal gradients in the wing structure, and their contribution to rolling effectiveness will be considered in a subsequent analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*TEST VEHICLES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*TARGET DRONES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), WINGS, LIFT, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, AERODYNAMICS, AERIAL TARGETS (U) SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, AEROELASTICITY, AILERONS, DEFLECTION, ROLL, DAMPING

Subject Categories : Pilotless Aircraft
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE