Accession Number : ADA116847

Title :   Optimum Ejector Characteristics.

Descriptive Note : Technical publication Oct 77-Oct 80,


Personal Author(s) : Smith,R E ; Holtrop,J W

PDF Url : ADA116847

Report Date : Jun 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Both the Navy and the Air Force are actively pursuing programs to standardize the aircraft-weapon interface. These programs include the development of general-purpose bomb racks that can be used on a wide variety of aircraft. Achieving successful aircraft-store separation from such a general-purpose rack requires the ejection forces to accommodate a wide variety of stores, aircraft, aircraft pylons, and aircraft flight conditions. Obviously, this is an extremely difficult task, especially with current bomb racks whose ejection forces change when aerodynamic loads are applied to the store. New bomb rack concepts have been ground-tested which demonstrate the ability to provide ejection forces that are relatively independent of the store aerodynamic loads. A computer study was conducted to identify the end-of-stroke ejection requirements for a general-purpose bomb rack with this independent capability. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Bomb racks, *Ejectors(Ordnance), Redundant components, Military aircraft, External stores, Separation, Configurations, Aerodynamic characteristics, Weapon mixes, Compatibility, Captive flight, Wind tunnel tests, Computer programming, Tables(Data), Optimization

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE