Accession Number : AD0843181

Title :   Investigation of the Effective Thrust Vectors of a Retro-Rocket Installation.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Sergeant, R. J.

Report Date : 12 JAN 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : This report describes tests performed to determine the effective thrust vector for several scale retro-rocket configurations at the maximum attainable pressure altitude in the Thermodynamics Laboratories' altitude facility (about 170,000 ft.), to determine static pressure profiles on adjacent missile surfaces resulting from retro-rocket exhaust impingement, and to determine external side loads exerted on the missile skin and pod surfaces resulting from rocket exhaust impingement from the exhaust of a single, or an adjacent pair of retro-rockets. (Author)

Descriptors :   *THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS), (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, (*VERNIER ROCKET ENGINES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), RETRO ROCKETS, SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, GUIDED MISSILE MODELS, FLAT PLATE MODELS, EXHAUST GASES, GAS FLOW, LOADS(FORCES), DRAG, AIRFRAMES, BOUNDARY LAYER, ROCKET NOZZLES.

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE