Accession Number : ADA189048

Title :   Australian Aerodynamic Design Codes for Aerial Tow Bodies.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Matheson, N

PDF Url : ADA189048

Report Date : 27 Aug 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : An overview is presented of the design codes developed in Australia that are directly applicable or related to the Aerodynamics of towed bodies. In view of the continuing need for increasingly sophisticated towed targets, often as an alternative to costly subscale targets, a collaborative activity was undertaken to: 1) review the availability and applicability of existing design codes for the free flight phase of deployed aerial tow bodies in the subsonic and supersonic flight regimes; and 2) recommend either an existing design approach or cooperative action to provide a satisfactory capability. In this report, an overview of the design codes developed in Australia that are directly applicable or related to the aerodynamics of towed bodies is presented.

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMICS, *TOWED BODIES, AIRBORNE, AUSTRALIA, CODING, DEPLOYMENT, FLIGHT ENVELOPE, FREE FLIGHT, SUBSONIC FLIGHT, SUPERSONIC FLIGHT, TOWED TARGETS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE