Accession Number : ADA329918

Title :   Measurement of Drag Characteristics of Mk 82 General Purpose Low Drag Bomb using an Aeroballistic Range Facility

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL AND MARITIME RESEARCH LAB MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Krishnamoorthy, L. V. ; Glass, R. ; Kirk, D. R.

PDF Url : ADA329918

Report Date : JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : A method is described to determine the drag characteristics of the Mk 82 low drag bomb. This involves launching half scale models from the DSTO gas gun facilities at Port Wakefield and measuring the trajectories by photogrammetric methods. The drag coefficients were calculated from the measured positional data using a three degrees of freedom parameter estimation method. The estimated drag characteristics of various Mk 82 GPLD store configurations will form the basis of a database for use with the updated F-111C aircraft.

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMIC DRAG, *GENERAL PURPOSE BOMBS, *AEROBALLISTICS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, SCALE MODELS, PHOTOGRAMMETRY, EXTERNAL STORES, JET FIGHTERS, AUSTRALIA, AIR LAUNCHED, BALLISTIC TRAJECTORIES, LOW DRAG, BOMB TRAJECTORIES.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Aerial Bombs
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE