Accession Number : AD0725061

Title :   An Investigation of Vortex Path and Strength of Finned Missiles at High Angle of Attack and Numerical Calculation of Induced Rolling Moment,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MASS ENGINEERING LABS

Personal Author(s) : Wong,Charles S. W.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : The vortex paths and strengths generated by finless, planar and cruciform missiles have been measured in the subsonic wind tunnel. Measurements for the finless missile were taken at wind tunnel speeds of 70 and 100 m.p.h. and at angles of attack of 10, 15, 20 degrees. The planar and cruciform missile measurements were taken at wind tunnel speeds of 70 m.p.h. with angles of attack of 15 and 20 degrees for the planar fin and 15 degrees for the cruciform fin. Computer program results have been generated for the vortex induced rolling moment on a missile with planar fins at a high angle of attack with the input vortex positions and strengths taken from the results of this report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIN STABILIZED AMMUNITION, ROLL), ANGLE OF ATTACK, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, BOMB TRAJECTORIES, FLOW FIELDS, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE