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  • Main Title Innovative Measurement Diagnostics for Analysis of Jet Interactions in Rotating Flowfields


    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: BERESH, STEVEN J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: HENFLING, JOHN F.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: ERVEN, ROCKY J.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: BOURDON, CHRIS J.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: US Department of Energy (United States)


  • Name: Sandia National Laboratories
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Additional Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)


  • Creation: 2002-01-01


  • English


  • Content Description: The present document summarizes the experimental efforts of a three-year study funded under the Laboratory Directed Research and Development program of Sandia National Laboratories. The Innovative Diagnostics LDRD project was designed to develop new measurement capabilities to examine the interaction of a propulsive spin jet in a transonic freestream for a model in a wind tunnel. The project motivation was the type of jet/fin interactions commonly occurring during deployment of weapon systems. In particular, the two phenomena of interest were the interaction of the propulsive spin jet with the freestream in the vicinity of the nozzle and the impact of the spin rocket plume and its vortices on the downstream fins. The main thrust of the technical developments was to incorporate small-size, Lagrangian sensors for pressure and roll-rate on a scale model and include data acquisition, transmission, and power circuitry onboard. FY01 was the final year of the three-year LDRD project and the team accomplished much of the project goals including use of micron-scale pressure sensors, an onboard telemetry system for data acquisition and transfer, onboard jet exhaust, and roll-rate measurements. A new wind tunnel model was designed, fabricated, and tested for the program which incorporated the ability to house multiple MEMS-based pressure sensors, interchangeable vehicle fins with pressure instrumentation, an onboard multiple-channel telemetry data package, and a high-pressure jet exhaust simulating a spin rocket motor plume. Experiments were conducted for a variety of MEMS-based pressure sensors to determine performance and sensitivity in order to select pressure transducers for use. The data acquisition and analysis path was most successful by using multiple, 16-channel data processors with telemetry capability to a receiver outside the wind tunnel. The development of the various instrumentation paths led to the fabrication and installation of a new wind tunnel model for baseline non-rotating experiments to validate the durability of the technologies and techniques. The program successfully investigated a wide variety of instrumentation and experimental techniques and ended with basic experiments for a non-rotating model with jet-on with the onboard jets operating and both rotating and non-rotating model conditions.
  • Physical Description: 66 pages


  • Keyword: Transducers
  • Keyword: Interactions
  • Keyword: Vortices
  • Keyword: Lagrangian Function
  • Keyword: Fins
  • Keyword: Data Acquisition
  • Keyword: Scale Models
  • Keyword: Diagnostic Techniques
  • Keyword: Jets
  • Keyword: Plumes
  • Keyword: Rockets
  • Keyword: Wind Tunnels
  • STI Subject Categories: 45 Military Technology, Weaponry, And National Defense
  • Keyword: Weapons


  • Other Information: PBD: 1 Jan 2002


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: SAND2001-3996
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/792872
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 792872
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc736278