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