Accession Number : ADP006072

Title :   The RAE Experimental Data-Base for Missiles at High Mach Number and Its Use in Assessing CFD Methods,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s) : Hodges, J. ; Ward, L. C.

Report Date : NOV 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Wind-tunnel tests are being performed in order to measure overall and panel forces and moments on cruciform body-control and body-wing missile configurations at M = 2.5, 3.5 adn 4.5. When completed, the test results will provide a wide-ranging data-base suitable for inclusion into semi-empirical prediction methods. Additionally it can be used to help validate and assess the computational fluid dynamic (CFD) methods that are available. This paper gives a detailed description of all the models and the wind-tunnel test conditions, and selected results are presented. Comparisons are shown between the experimental data and results from a space-marching Euler code. An outline is given of the extension of these comparisons to surface pressures.

Descriptors :   *SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, *GUIDED MISSILES, *WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS, CRUCIFORM CONFIGURATIONS, WIND TUNNEL TESTS, AERODYNAMIC CONTROL SURFACES, PRESSURE, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Guided Missile Dynam, Config & Cntrl Surfaces

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE