Accession Number : AD0787194

Title :   Aeromechanical Properties of Ejection Seat Escape Systems.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 69-Jan 72,


Personal Author(s) : White,Bobby J.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : Valid prediction of combat aircraft ejection seat performance has been impossible because of the lack of technical data on its basic physical properties and aerodynamic characteristics. Wind tunnel tests were conducted using a full scale F-101 ejection seat and a half scale F-106 ejection seat to determine the aerodynamic characteristics. Data were obtained at free stream Mach numbers of 0.2, 0.4, 0.6 and 0.8 for the full scale model and 0.6, 0.9, 1.2 and 1.5 for the half scale model. Angle of attack was varied from 0 to 360 degrees for the half scale model and -45 and +90 degrees for the full scale model. Yaw angles were varied from 0 to 45 degrees. The shape of the rocket catapult exhaust plume was simulated by using high pressure air. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Ejection seats, *Aerodynamic characteristics, Mechanical properties, Physical properties, Model tests, Wind tunnel models, Subsonic characteristics, Supersonic characteristics, Scale, Escape systems, Angle of attack, Catapults, Simulation

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Escape, Rescue and Survival

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE