Accession Number : ADP001949

Title :   Problems Associated with the Aerodynamic Design of Missile Shapes

Corporate Author : NIELSEN ENGINEERING AND RESEARCH INC MOUNTAIN VIEW CA

Personal Author(s) : Nielsen, Jack N

PDF Url : ADP001949

Report Date : Jan 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The purpose of the paper is to discuss various trends in the design of tactical missiles which influence the future directions of missile aerodynamics. Some of the subjects discussed include airframe-inlet interference, high angle of attack problems, waveriders, efficient hypersonic missiles, computational fluid dynamics applied to missile aerodynamics, aerothermal design and supersonic stores. A number of specific areas where increased emphasis is needed in missile aerodynamics are suggested.

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMICS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, ANGLE OF ATTACK, DESIGN TO COST, FLOW FIELDS, FLUID DYNAMICS, GUIDED MISSILES, HYPERSONIC FLIGHT

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE