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Flight Simulation of Orbital and Reentry Vehicles Part III - Aerodynamics Information Requires for Six Degrees of Freedom Simulation

Report Number: ASD TR 61-171 Volume 3
Author(s): H. Buning
Corporate Author: University of Michigan
Laboratory: Behavioral Sciences Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1961-12
Pages: 32
Contract: AF 33(616)-5644
Project: 6114
Task: 611407
AD Number: AD0282995

Abstract:
A survey of aerodynamic information required for a simulator for a glide reentry vehicle is presented. Various phases of the flight are considered: hypersonic reentry, hypersonic-supersonic glide, and supersonic-transonic-subsonic approach and landing. Accuracy requirements and origin of aerodynamic information are briefly discussed. Aerodynamic parameters are defines, and the dependence of aerodynamic coefficients on these parameters is outlined. Special emphasis is placed on a technique for generating functions of two or three independent variables and some sample calculations are presented.

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