Accession Number : AD0856513

Title :   MOL Rigid Body Fluctuating Pressure Test (1AL2). Sequence Number B333. Data Iten UT-135.

Descriptive Note : Pretest rept.,

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC HUNTINGTON BEACH CA MISSILE AND SPACE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Brown, J. J.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 79

Abstract : The test provides data which will be used to determine the characteristics of the fluctuating pressures acting at the surfaces of the Gemini B/MOL. The pressure characteristics so determined, will be utilized to (1) perform structural response studies leading to structural loads verification and fatigue life predictions, and (2) assess and establish environmental vibration criteria. The test specimen is a 'rigid' 3-dimensional 10 percent scaled model of the orbiting vehicle. The test environment consists of simulating the flight parameters within the limitations of the selected wind tunnels. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, AERODYNAMIC LOADING), (*SPACE STATIONS, AERODYNAMIC LOADING), (*AIRFRAMES, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER), SPACE CAPSULES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, PRESSURE, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, MODEL TESTS, VIBRATION, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), TRANSDUCERS.

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE