Steady pressure measurements in the strap on boosters interference region of 1/40 scale PSLV configuration

Ahmed, Sajeer and Selvarajan, S (1987) Steady pressure measurements in the strap on boosters interference region of 1/40 scale PSLV configuration. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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    Abstract

    Wind tunnel studies were carried out to obtain surface pressure distribution in the strap-on booster interference region of 1/40 scale PSLV configuration tests were done in the Mach number range of 0.5 to 4.0 and at incidences 00 , 40 and -4 0. Tests were made with the model both in pitch and yaw configuration. Surface pressure measurements were also made at supersonic Mach numbers of 3.1, 3.5 and 4.0 for the configuration; core vehicle with 2 boosters and 2 SITVC tanks for both pitch and yaw configuration. The test Reynolds number was varied from 1.2 to 2.6 millions based on the maximum diameter. The pressure distribution showed significant interference effects of boosters on the core vehicle. At an incidence of zero degree, it is observed that the positive pressures in the upstream interference region associated with flow compression increases with increase in Mach number and the flow expansion downstream in the vicinity of boosters shoulder represented by negative pressure peak increases upto M=0.9 and decreases with further increase in Mach number.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Launch vehicle;Steady pressures;Interference region; Strap-on-boosters;PSLV
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Aerodynamics, Aerodynamics
    Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 12:07
    Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 12:07
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10815

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