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