Accession Number : AD0878627

Title :   In-Flight Observation of Ablation/Erosion at Hypersonic Velocities in a Ballistics Range.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jul 68-Jul 69,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Lankford, J. L.

Report Date : 23 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 51

Abstract : The report summarizes techniques and instrumentation applied to a hypervelocity ballistics range for the observation of ablation/erosion and model shape change during hypersonic flight. Methods are outlined for highly controlled water injection for rain erosion and liquid impact studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ABLATION), (*TEST EQUIPMENT, (*EROSION, TEST EQUIPMENT), (*RAIN, EROSION), FLIGHT TESTING, MODEL TESTS, HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, TEST METHODS, IMPACT, LASERS, PHOTOGRAPHY.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE