Accession Number : AD0856546

Title :   MOL Rigid Body Fluctuating Pressure Test (1AL2). Volume I. Sequence Number B325. MOL Data Item UT-133.

Descriptive Note : Final data rept.,

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

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

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 111

Abstract : A wind tunnel test was performed to measure the fluctuating pressures at the surface and around flow perturbing geometrics on a 10% model of the MOL Orbiting Vehicle. The model was tested at 15 mach numbers and various angles of attack. Detail descriptions of the model, test plan, test procedures, and calibrations are included. Some data analysis in the form of comparing disturbed flow and undisturbed flow regions, the impact on current environmental criteria, and extrapolation to full scale conditions are also included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*SPACE STATIONS, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, PRESSURE), ANGLE OF ATTACK, CALIBRATION, REENTRY VEHICLES, SUBSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, SPACE CAPSULES, PITCH(MOTION), YAW.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE