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Heat Transfer Measurements at Mach 9 on an Aerodynamically Controllable Winged Re-Entry Configuration: Part of an Investigation of Hypersonic Flow Separation and Control Characteristics

Report Number: FDL TDR 64-142
Author: Meckler, Lawrence
Corporate Author: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1964-09
Pages: 438
Contract: AF 33(616)-8130
Project: 8219
Task: 821902
AD Number: AD0608830

Heat transfer data were obtained at Mach 8 for a winged re-entry configuration with several types of aerodynamic controls. The basic model consisted of a clipped delta wing with an overslung cone-cylinder body. Most of the tests were conducted with partial span trailing edge flaps. The effects of tip fins, a hemisphere-cylinder body, a full span trailing edge flap, and a full span, plugtype, trailing edge spoiler were also investigated. The partial span flap deflection were varied between = 39 degrees in an angle of attack range of =20 degrees. Selected configurations were used to examine the angle of attack ranges of -30 degrees to -50 degrees and + 30 degrees to + 50 degrees. The major portion of the program was conducted at a unit test section Reynolds number of 3.3 x 10 to the 6th power/ft with limited comparative testing being done at a unit test section Reynolds number of 1.1 x 10 to the 6th power/ft.

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