Accession Number : AD0477201

Title :   WIND-TUNNEL TESTS TO DETERMINE THE AIR-FLOW CHARACTERISTICS IN THE WAKES OF THREE AIRCRAFT CARRIER MODELS. PART II - TESTS OF THE ATTACK CARRIER CVA 62,

Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC AERODYNAMICS LAB

Personal Author(s) : White, Herbert E.

Report Date : JUN 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Tests of a 1/144-scale model CVA 62 aircraft carrier were conducted in the wind tunnel to determine the local dynamic pressures in the area downwind of the carrier. Surveys were made with a pitot-static rake for three directions of relative wind. Plots are presented showing the ratio of local to free-stream dynamic pressure at various locations. Also, a representative plot is presented which shows the dynamic pressure profiles encountered along a typical approach path for an assumed set of conditions. The data show that, from the dynamic pressure viewpoint, wind over the bow at 0 deg. is the most favorable condition. With wind at 10 deg. to port (nearly aligned with the center line of the canted deck), and at 20 deg. the conditions are considerable less favorable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT CARRIERS, AERODYNAMICS), WAKE, MODEL TESTS, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, PRESSURE, FLIGHT PATHS, FLIGHT DECKS, WIND.

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE