Accession Number : AD0712509

Title :   AN INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF FLEXIBLE TRAILING WIRE ON A HYPERVELOCITY CONE,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Sheetz,Norman W. , Jr. ; Krumins,Maigonis V.

Report Date : 11 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : A program to investigate the effect of a flexible trailing wire on the aerodynamic characteristics of a cone at very high Mach numbers is described. The experimental program was conducted in a 1000-foot hyperballistics range. The development of the technique for launching a conical configuration which has a small-diameter flexible wire attached to its base is described in detail. The effect of this appendage on the drag coefficient and the stability of the cone is presented. Also, the radar cross section of a cone with and without the trailing wire is compared. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CONICAL BODIES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*WIRE, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), SABOT PROJECTILES, RADAR CROSS SECTIONS, MODEL TESTS

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE