Wind tunnel simulation of PSLV strap-on booster separation trajectories

Sundaramurthy, H and Suryanarayana, GK (1987) Wind tunnel simulation of PSLV strap-on booster separation trajectories. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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    This report presents a description of wind tunnel tests conducted on a 1/40 scale model of PSLV to determine the trajectories of the four strap-on boosters separating from the core. The tests were conducted at a Mach number of 3.1, employing a specially built test rig and the separation trajectories were determined using the Semi-Captive Trajectory Technique. For the two Critical Values of wind vector roll orientations of 20° and 50° and for both the nominal and off-nominal cases considered in the present tests, separation of all the four boosters was found to be clean without any collision.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Separation trajectory;Booster separation;Launch vehicle
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Aerodynamics, Aerodynamics
    Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
    Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2012 12:06
    Last Modified: 17 Aug 2012 12:06

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