Accession Number : ADA111764

Title :   Missile Aerodynamics - Dim Past and Indefinite Future,

Corporate Author : NIELSEN ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Personal Author(s) : Nielsen,Jack N

PDF Url : ADA111764

Report Date : 14 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The present paper covers two distinctly different subjects. The first subject is the efforts of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army to develop aerial torpedos during World War I. The Navy team had such prominent engineers as Elmer and Lawrence Sperry and Glenn Curtis. The Army team included Charles F. Kettering and Orville Wright. Despite these eminent personalities, a successful aerial torpedo was not developed for use in World War I. The second subject area covered in the paper is suggestions for future work in missile aerodynamics. High angle of attack aerodynamics, engine-airframe integration and autopilot-airframe integration are covered. In addition, the future of asymmetric vortices, external stores, and computational fluid dynamics are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aerodynamics, Guided missiles, Aircraft torpedoes, History, Angle of attack, High angles, Airframes, Automatic pilots, Integrated systems, Vortices, Asymmetry, External stores

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE