Accession Number : AD0832782

Title :   BENDING MODE TEST PROGRAM MISSILE 7B AT MSTS TEST STAND 1 - 1,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Eisenberg, B. L.

Report Date : 22 JUN 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The subject test program investigated model bending frequencies and wave shapes and their corresponding damping factors, for several different missile configurations. The missile simulated flight configuration as nearly as possible except that the booster thrust chambers and the sustainer engine were removed. Various propellant loading conditions were simulated using water instead of fuel and liquid oxygen. The missile suspension system was designed specifically to achieve good dynamic isolation of the missile under the staging and loading conditions required for the test program. It is the purpose of this report to summarize the results of all captive testing of Missile 7B at MSTS Test Stand 1-1 in terms of planned test objectives, and to point out any additional information derived from the reduction and analysis of the test data. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, FLIGHT TESTING), (*AIRFRAMES, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), CAPTIVE TESTS, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, VIBRATION, BENDING, DAMPING, PAYLOAD, SIMULATION, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, TRANSDUCERS, DATA PROCESSING.

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE