Accession Number : ADA140292

Title :   Aerothermal Wind Tunnel Test of the Space Shuttle OMS (Orbital Maneuvering System) Pod AFRSI (Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation) Material.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 27 May-11 Aug 83,

Corporate Author : ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFS TN

Personal Author(s) : Stepanek,S A

PDF Url : ADA140292

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 72

Abstract : Wind tunnel tests on Advanced Flexible Reusable Surface Insulation used to protect the Orbital Maneuvering System Pod of the Space Shuttle Orbiter were performed in the von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility Aerothermal Wind tunnel (C). A wedge was used to subject the AFRSI to the desired local flow conditions in a free stream Mach 4 flow with the objective of duplicating the AFRSI material failure that occurred during the STS-6 flight. Selected results are presented to illustrate the test techniques and typical data obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Aerothermodynamics, *Space shuttles, *Spacecraft components, Wind tunnel tests, Wind tunnel models, Supersonic flow, Thermal insulation, Surface temperature, Flow separation, Turbulent boundary layer, Aerodynamic heating

Subject Categories : Electricity and Magnetism
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE