Missile aerodynamics at high angles of attack (MAHAA) - a prediction code

Venugopal, S and Krishnamurthy, M (1992) Missile aerodynamics at high angles of attack (MAHAA) - a prediction code. Technical Report. National Aeronautical Laboratory, Bangalore, India.

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    Abstract

    A computer code has been developed for estimating the aerodynamic characteristics of cruciform missile configurations at high angles of attack (upto 30xB0;), with13; arbitrary control deflections (xB1;25xB0;) and non-zero roll angle (0 xA3; 0 xA3; 90xB0;). The prediction code is based on the equivalent angle of attack technique. It combines semi-empirical methods, theoretical methods and correlated data bases. The code has been validated over a wide range of missile configurations and flight parameters. The overall capabilities of the code have been compared with nine other missile aeroprediction codes. These studies have demonstrated the capability of the code for preliminary design of missile configurations.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Technical Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Missile;Equivalent angle of attack;High angle of attack;13; Cruciform configuration;Aerodynamic prediction
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Other, Experimental Aerodynamics Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2006
    Last Modified: 24 May 2010 09:53
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/3449

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