Accession Number : ADA020025

Title :   Two-Component Force Balance for Measuring Skin Friction and Side Force,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SURFACE WEAPONS CENTER WHITE OAK LAB SILVER SPRING MD

Personal Author(s) : Horanoff,Eugene V. ; Driftmyer,Richard T.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A two-component force balance was constructed which measured simultaneously the skin-friction force (drag force on a missile) and the orthogonal side force (roll-torque producing force). The test samples reported herein were designed to demonstrate the measurement technique. They were fabricated from aluminum. A successful test was performed in the NAVSURFWPNCEN Boundary Layer Channel using these aluminum test samples.

Descriptors :   *Aerodynamics, *Balances, Measurement, Aerodynamic forces, Skin friction, Drag, Roll, Torque, Plates, Aluminum, Guided missile models, Test equipment, Test methods, Heat shields, Nose cones, Ablation

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE