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Investigation of Heat Transfer from a Stationary and Rotating Conical Forebody

Description: The convective heat transfer from the surface of a conical forebody having a hemispherical nose, an included angle of approximately 30 deg, and. a maximum diameter of 18.9 inches was investigated in a wind tunnel for both stationary and. rotating operation. The range of test conditions included free-stream velocities up to 400 feet per second, rotational speeds up to 1200 rpm, and. angles of attack of 0 deg and 6 deg. Both a uniform surface temperature and a uniform heater input power density were used. The Nusselt-Reynolds number relations provided good correlation of the heat-transfer data for the complete operating range at 0 deg angle of attack with and without spinner rotation, and for 6deg angle of attack with rotation. Rotational speeds up to 1200 rpm had no apparent effect on the heat-transfer characteristics of the spinner. The results obtained at 6 deg angle of attack with rotation were essentially the same as those obtained at 0 deg angle of attack without rotation. The experimental heat-transfer characteristics in the turbulent flow region were consistently in closer agreement with the results predicted for a two-dimensional body than with those predicted. for a cone. For stationary operation at 60 angle of attack, the measured heat-transfer coefficients in the turbulent flow region were from 6 to 13 percent greater on the lower surface (windward. side) than on the upper surface (sheltered side) for corresponding surface locations. The spinner-nose geometry appeared to cause early boundary-layer transition. Transition was initiated at a fairly constant Reynolds number (based on surface distance from nose) of 8.0 x 10(exp 4). Transition was completed at Reynolds numbers less than 5.0 x 10(exp 5) for all conditions investigated.
Date: October 1, 1957
Creator: Ruggeri, Robert S. & Lewis, James P.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Motion of a ballistic missile angularly misaligned with the flight path upon entering the atmosphere and its effect upon aerodynamic heating, aerodynamic loads, and miss distance

Description: An analysis is given of the oscillating motion of a ballistic missile which upon entering the atmosphere is angularly misaligned with respect to the flight path. The history of the motion for some example missiles is discussed from the point of view of the effect of the motion on the aerodynamic heating and loading. The miss distance at the target due to misalignment and to small accidental trim angles is treated. The stability problem is also discussed for the case where the missile is tumbling prior to atmospheric entry.
Date: October 1, 1957
Creator: Allen, Julian H
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rough-water impact-load investigation of a chine-immersed V-bottom model having a dead-rise angle of 10 degrees

Description: A hydrodynamic rough-water impact-loads investigation of a fixed-trim V-bottom float with a beam-loading coefficient of 5.78 and dead-rise angle of 10 degrees was made at the Langley impact basin. The size of the waves varied from approximately 10 to 60 feet in length and 1 to 2 feet in height. Time histories were obtained showing the position of the model relative to the wave throughout the impact and typical examples are presented. The load coefficient was found to vary primarily with the slope of the impacting wave.
Date: October 1, 1957
Creator: Markey, Melvin F & Carpini, Thomas D
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A Shielded Metallograph for Remote Metallography

Description: From Introduction: "This report presents the specific design requirements arising from these initial decisions, followed by description and keyed illustrations of the various features of the installation. The Bausch and Lomb Research Metallograph was the instrument chosen as being most readily adapted to the over-all plan."
Date: October 1957
Creator: Brown, F. L.; Haaker, L. W.; Paine, S. H. & Blomgren, R. A.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department