Accession Number : AD0697506

Title :   SINGLE IMPACT STUDIES OF RAIN EROSION. PART I. PRELIMINARY EVALUATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Fyall,A. A. ; Smith,P.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Techniques of high speed photography, photomicrography and profilometry have been applied to the study of single impacts of waterdrops with fast-moving surfaces. Various features of the collision process are described including pressure build-up, radial velocity, flow separation and obliquity of surface. Interpretations are given of the damage sites and of their possible correlation with multiple impact erosion. Photoelastic studies of impact indicate that pre-stressing of the target surface may occur before collision and the implications of this phenomenon for high altitude flight are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRFRAMES, *EROSION), (*RAINDROPS, EROSION), SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, IMPACT SHOCK, SHOCK RESISTANCE, WATER IMPINGEMENT, FLOW SEPARATION, SURFACE PROPERTIES, STRESSES, DEFORMATION, CRACKS, CRATERING, SHOCK WAVES, HIGH ALTITUDE, ALL WEATHER AVIATION, ACRYLIC RESINS, GUIDED MISSILES, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE