Accession Number : AD0778200

Title :   Transonic Dynamic Stability Tests of a Half-Scale Model of the Jupiter W14 Re-Entry Configuration,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dubose,H. C. ; Bauer,R. C.

Report Date : FEB 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Transonic longitudinal dynamic stability tests of a half-scale model of the Jupiter W14 re-entry configuration are reported. The pitch-damping characteristics of the model were obtained from free oscillation tests at Mach numbers from 0.45 to 1.50. The results were in general agreement with previous small scale test results indicating that an increase in Reynolds number from approximately one to ten million had no significant effect on the dynamic stability of the configuration tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   *REENTRY VEHICLES, *MODEL TESTS, *TRANSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, WIND TUNNEL TESTS, PITCH(MOTION), DAMPING, STRAIN GAGES, OSCILLATION, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE