TUBEFLIGHT POWER-DEMAND TESTS AND INITIAL VALIDATION OF THEORY: 1. ESTIMATED PERFORMANCE OF WHEEL-SUPPORTED VEHICLES TO BE TESTED IN FACILITY T-2. 2. INTERPRETATION OF INITIAL TUBEFLIGHT PROPULSION TEST RESULTS, AND COMPARISON WITH THEORY. 3. TESTS OF WHEEL-SUPPORTED VEHICLES IN THE T-2 FACILITY,

To permit correlation between the predictions of PB-177 520 and the results of the small-scale model tests that are to be conducted in facility T-2, the power demands of these models are calculated by a procedure that is essentially the same as that of PB-177 520, except for such changes in the analytical model as are suggested or called for by the conditions of the tests. Experimental power demand data are presented for tests of the RPI MK IIc scale-model tubeflight vehicle in test facility T-2. This is done by use of propeller efficiency data generated through testing in the tubeflight wind tunnel, facility T-3. A description of the Mark IIc (wheel-supported) tubeflight vehicle is given. A series of test runs in the T-2 Facility is reported in which the top speed was about 76 feet per second. This result checks very closely with theoretical predictions for this vehicle. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also includes Report TN-PT-6901.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    110 Eighth Street
    Troy, NY  USA  12180
  • Authors:
    • Foa, J V
    • Messina, N A
    • Graham, P A
    • Brower, WBJ
  • Publication Date: 1969-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039148
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TN-PT-6802, TR-PT-6905
  • Contract Numbers: C-117-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM