TOWING TANK TESTS ON A RAM WING IN A RECTANGULAR GUIDEWAY

The object of the study was to set the theoretical and experimental basis for a preliminary design of a ram wing vehicle. A simplified one-dimensional mathematical model is developed in an attempt to estimate the stability derivatives of this type of vehicle. Although very basic, the approach that was taken allows for any geometry of both the model and the guideway. A survey is made of various possible testing techniques. The experimental results obtained using the towing tank technique are reported and compared with the computed estimates.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Aerophysics Laboratory
    Cambridge, MA  USA  02139
  • Authors:
    • Boccadoro, Y A
  • Publication Date: 1973-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-TCS-FRA-73-9 Final Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-TSC-239
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1974 12:00AM