Accession Number : AD0780734

Title :   Centrifugal Failure of a Magnus Model.

Descriptive Note : Final memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Platou,Anders S.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The report describes an accident which occurred during a wind tunnel Magnus test. The model reached its bursting speed, broke a test section window, and the resulting implosion imbedded glass splinters in the steel test section and nozzle walls. Better methods of calculating bursting speeds and of pre-spinning models to their design spin are required. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Fins, *Wind tunnel models, *Magnus effect, Spin stabilized rockets, Rupture, Centrifugal force, Wind tunnels, Implosions, Safety

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE