Accession Number : AD0661790

Title :   WIND TUNNEL SIMULATION OF HEAD-ON BOW WAVE-BLAST WAVE INTERACTIONS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Merritt,David L. ; Aronson,Philip M.

Report Date : 09 AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : A unique wind tunnel - shocktube technique for simulating the head-on interaction between a supersonic vehicle and a blast wave is described. The technique is verified by comparing theory with pressure measurements from a wedge and a hemisphere. Overpressure data are presented for a slender cone at angles of attack up to 10 degrees. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, SIMULATION), (*SHOCK WAVES, INTERACTIONS), WIND TUNNELS, SHOCK TUBES, PRESSURE, WEDGES, CONICAL BODIES, SLENDER BODIES, ANGLE OF ATTACK

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE