Accession Number : AD0614666

Title :   HEAD-ON INTERACTION OF SHOCK FRONTS AND BOW WAVES OF RE-ENTRY VEHICLES,

Corporate Author : KAMAN NUCLEAR COLORADO SPRINGS COLO

Personal Author(s) : Evans,Belmont S. ; Bothell,Louis E.

Report Date : 03 MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The report outlines in detail a method for calculating resultant shocks produced by head-on interaction of a shock front with the bow wave of a re-entry vehicle. The latest available equation of state for air data was used in calculating shock conditions for a number of altitudes, R/V velocities, and shock overpressures that are assumed to be of greatest interest in ABM problems. While the calculations described involve primarily a bow wave and a shock, the same methods apply to the head-on interaction of two planar shock fronts.

Descriptors :   (*REENTRY VEHICLES, SHOCK WAVES), (*SHOCK WAVES, EQUATIONS), ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, EQUATIONS OF STATE, STATISTICAL DATA, TABLES(DATA), GRAPHICS, AIR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE