MOVING GROUND-PLANE WIND-TUNNEL TESTS ON SEVERAL TRACKED AIR CUSHION VEHICLE (TACV) MODELS

An experimental wind-tunnel test program conducted jointly by TRW and NASA-Langley has provided supporting air cushion and body aerodynamic data for ongoing analytical and design studies at TRW and elsewhere. Selected results for two of the TACV models tested are presented in this report. Tests were conducted on a 30-inch-diameter circular air-cushion model and on an elongated model approximately 11 inches wide and 67 inches long. Each model's air-cushion base area was 5 square feet. The models' air-cushions were capable of operating in a peripheral-jet or hybrid-plenum mode. Circular model test results for both the forward-speed and hover state and the peripheral-jet and hybrid-plenum modes are reported. Results for the hover state and peripheral-jet mode are reported only for the elongated mode.

  • Corporate Authors:

    TRW Systems Group

    Washington Operations
    McLean, VA  USA  22101
  • Publication Date: 1968-9-1

Media Info

  • Pagination: 101 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 06818-6029-R0-00 Intrm Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: C-353-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM