Accession Number : AD0778114

Title :   Transonic Dynamic Stability Tests of a Small Scale Model of the ABMA 'Jupiter' W14 Nose Cone Forebody in Combination with Three Afterbodies.

Descriptive Note : Technical note,

Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AIR FORCE STATION TENN

Personal Author(s) : Bauer,R. C. ; Riddle,C. D.

Report Date : JUL 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Transonic longitudinal dynamic stability tests of three afterbody configurations of the Jupiter, W14 nose cone are reported. The tests were conducted in the 1-Ft Transonic Tunnel of the Arnold Engineering Development Center. The pitch damping parameter and the static stability parameter were obtained from free-oscillation tests at Mach numbers from 0.4 to 1.5. All three configurations of the model were found to be stable throughout the Mach number range. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Reentry vehicles, *Nose cones, *Transonic characteristics, Wind tunnel tests, Dynamics, Stability, Afterbodies, Test equipment, Test methods, Model tests

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE