Accession Number : ADP005872

Title :   Wind Tunnel Tests: The Role of the Model,

Corporate Author : SELENIA INDUSTRIE ELETTRONICHE ASSOCIATE S P A ROME (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Mazzuca, S. ; Piacentini, B.

Report Date : MAR 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : This paper highlights the role of the model in the overall wind tunnel test program. Depending on the specific task to be achieved (i.e. improvement of an existing missile or a new missile development), the cost-effectiveness analysis leads to the best solution in terms of: scale of the model; number of configurations to be tested; degree of likelihood; wind tunnel facilities to be used; interoperability among different test sites; overall test time; test time of each subphase. Defining a missile, one of the main fields of investigation regards the determination of the aerodynamic data. (JES)

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, AERODYNAMICS, CONFIGURATIONS, FACILITIES, MODELS, SCALE MODELS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TEST FACILITIES, TIME, WIND TUNNEL TESTS, WIND TUNNELS.

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE