Accession Number : AD0772661

Title :   Static Aerodynamic Stability Characteristics of Bodies of Revolution with Wraparound Fins at Mach Numbers from 1.6 to 2.86,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA AEROBALLISTICS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Vaughn,John E. ; Dahlke,C. Wayne ; Craft,J. C.

Report Date : OCT 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 316

Abstract : Wayne ;Craft,J. C. ;RD-TM-72-14AMCDR-1009*Guided missiles, *Fins, Aerodynamic stability, Aerodynamic forces, Pitch(Motion), Roll, Yaw, Angle of attackExperimental aerodynamic investigations were conducted in the NASA Langley Unitary Plan wind tunnel for several wraparound fins with straight and with swept leading edge mounted on bodies of revolution. Mach number ranged from 1.6 to 2.86 while angle of attack was varied from -6 degrees to 6 degrees at 0 degrees sideslip angle. Six component aerodynamic force and moment data were recorded on the complete missile configuration while simultaneously recording the aerodynamic normal force and bending moments acting on each fin. The results of these tests are presented herein in plotted form. The number designation given the test is UPWT 980. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Guided missiles, *Fins, Aerodynamic stability, Aerodynamic forces, Pitch(Motion), Roll, Yaw, Angle of attack

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE