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