Accession Number : AD0629043

Title :   OPERATING BOUNDARIES FOR STEADY HYPERSONIC FLIGHT ON A MINOR CIRCLE,

Corporate Author : TORONTO UNIV (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Drummond,A. M.

Report Date : 19 AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : An analysis is presented of steady flight at constant altitude on minor-circle paths about a spherical, non-rotating earth. Calculations determining the altitude-speed domain available for flight are made and the limitations imposed on the domain by lift, thrust and temperature bounds are shown. The principal conclusion is that minor-circle flight is possible at speeds up to and slightly beyond circular speed at an average altitude of 160,000 ft. The performance is mainly thrust limited, though increased allowable skin temperatures would result in an increase in performance. The highest possible value of the quantity C sub L S/W is desirable to achieve a high operating altitude. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYPERSONIC FLIGHT, FLIGHT PATHS), (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, TRAJECTORIES), AERODYNAMICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, CANADA

Subject Categories : Astronautics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE