Accession Number : ADP005910

Title :   An Introduction to Tactical Missile Aerodynamics,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Lacau, R. G.

Report Date : APR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : This lecture provides a general review of tactical missile aerodynamic considerations. The different aspects considered are: the general aerodynamics design with some problems encountered on existing and future missiles, the specificities of tactical missile aerodynamics and a survey of the most important semi-empirical and numerical methods. The semi-empirical methods have led to the development of a large variety of practical tools which are not expensive in computer time and are routinely used by the project engineers, but they are restricted to conventional missile and global aerodynamics. The numerical methods, much more recent, which consist of solving the Navier-Stokes equations, the Euler equations, the full potential equation and the linearized case, a list of various codes is provided with their actual capabilities.

Descriptors :   *GUIDED MISSILES, *AERODYNAMICS, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, FLOW FIELDS, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, NAVIER STOKES EQUATIONS, TACTICAL WEAPONS, FRANCE.

Subject Categories : Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE