Accession Number : ADA111771

Title :   Supersonic Aerodynamics of a Class of Cone-Derived Waveriders,


Personal Author(s) : Rasmussen,Maurice L ; Daniel,Donald C ; Jischke,Martin C

PDF Url : ADA111771

Report Date : 14 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The aerodynamic properties of a new class of missile airframes that are derived from the known supersonic flow fields past inclined circular and elliptic cones are discussed. The theoretical foundations and initial force and moment data have been presented recently elsewhere. The present paper advances this knowledge in several ways. Force and moment data for two waverider configurations are presented for Mach = 8, extending the previous data taken in the range Mach = 3 to 5. Surface pressure data are also presented, and plans for future free-flight ballistic tests are discussed. The implications of the data and the underlying theory toward the design of highly maneuverable missiles with high lift and low drag, together with proposals for integrated vertical fins and blended inlets, are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Lifting bodies, Conical bodies, High lift, Hypersonic flow, Flow fields, Maneuverability, Circular, Ellipses, Guided missile models, Supersonic flow, Pressure distribution, Axisymmetric, Perturbations, Low drag, Aeroballistics

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE