Accession Number : AD0699546

Title :   DESIGN AND TESTING OF AERODYNAMIC BRAKES FOR CONTROLLED LOWERING OF HEAVY OBJECTS OVER LONG DISTANCES.

Descriptive Note : Special repts.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH LABS L G HANSCOM FIELD MASS

Personal Author(s) : Harvey,R. B. ; Fields,V. C. ; Harrison,R. P. ; Kalakowsky,C. B. ; Lewis,E. A.

Report Date : OCT 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Aerodynamic brake mechanisms especially designed to control the lowering of heavy weights on long cables are described in detail. These brakes meet certain requirements which can be stated in a general way. Methods of testing are discussed, and performance data are presented. Design formulas covering a wide range of variables are given. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BRAKES, *AERODYNAMIC CONTROL SURFACES), (*HANDLING, MECHANICAL CABLES), WIRE, TORQUE, DRAG, ANTENNAS, ENERGY CONVERSION, DESIGN, WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Construction Equipment, Materials & Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE