Accession Number : AD0780544

Title :   Aerodynamic Characteristics of Sounding Rockets with Attached Gerdian Condensers from Mach 2.5 to 8,

Corporate Author : BOSTON UNIV MASS ENGINEERING LABS

Personal Author(s) : Soohoo,Paul ; Girolamo,Rocco ; Udelson,Daniel G.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : An investigation has been conducted in the 4 in x 4 in supersonic wind tunnel at Boston University to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a Tomahawk sounding rocket with attached gerdian condensers for a flight region of Mach 2.5 to 8. The angle of attack was varied from about -2.5 degrees to 2.5 degrees and zero sideslip was maintained. Results are presented showing the variation of the longitudinal stability with Mach number and roll angle of the condensers. No unstable configuration was found within the testing range of the present investigation. The aerodynamic forces were also determined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Sounding rockets, *Aerodynamic characteristics, Aerodynamic loading, Aerodynamic forces, Instrumentation, Wind tunnel models

Subject Categories : Rockets

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE