Accession Number : ADA111788

Title :   Results of a Government and Industry Survey of the Heating Methods Used to Determine Missile Structural Temperatures,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS ASTRONAUTICS CO-ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Stultz,J W ; Paul,D B

PDF Url : ADA111788

Report Date : 14 May 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The design and development of missile structures in an elevated temperature environment (Mach 2 to 6) has been demonstrated on many flight test and production programs. The approaches to structural design at elevated temperature were varied; each tailored to the unique, immediate technical challenges and schedule milestones facing the program manager. A conservative formulation was evolved to deal with elevated temperature effects and configuration complexities associated with the project at hand. A good structural design requires the expertise of many specialists and cuts across several technologies. A government and industry survey on structural design criteria and heat transfer analysis procedures to account for the effects of elevated temperatures was completed. This paper presents a summary of the results of the heating methods currently used. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Guided missiles, Structural analysis, Thermal analysis, Numerical analysis, Test methods, Questionnaires, Heat transfer, Aerodynamic heating, Supersonic flight, Hypersonic flight, Flow fields, Interference, Aeronautical engineering

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Guided Missiles
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE