Accession Number : ADP005871

Title :   Remote Control Missile Model Test,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

Personal Author(s) : Allen, Jerry M. ; Shaw, David S. ; Sawyer, Wallace C.

Report Date : MAR 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An extremely large, systematic, axisymmetric-body/tail-fin data base has been gathered through tests of an innovative missile model design which is described herein. These data were originally obtained for incorporation into a missile aerodynamics code based on engineering methods (Program MISSILE3), but can also be used as diagnostic test cases for developing computational methods because of the individual-fin data included in the data base. Detailed analysis of four sample cases from these data are presented to illustrate interesting individual-fin force and moment trends. These samples quantitatively show how bow shock, fin orientation, fin deflection, and body vortices can produce strong, unusual, and computationally challenging effects on individuals fin loads. (JES)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILE MODELS, AERODYNAMICS, BOW SHOCK, CODING, DATA BASES, DEFLECTION, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), ENGINEERING, FINS, GUIDED MISSILES, MOMENTS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), PATTERNS, VORTICES.

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
      Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE