Wind tunnel simulation of multibooster separation trajectories of a launch vehicle13;

Murthy, Sundara H and Suryanarayana, GK and Lochan, R and Pandian, S and Sivaramakrishnan, AE (1995) Wind tunnel simulation of multibooster separation trajectories of a launch vehicle13;. Journal of spacecraft and Rockets, 32 (3). pp. 561-563. ISSN 0022-4650

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    Abstract

    Wind tunnel investigations were undertaken to study the separation characteristics of four strap-on boosters simultaneously separating from the core of a launch vehicle. Tests were conducted in the NAL 1.2-m trisonic blowdown wind tunnel at a freestream Mach number of 3.1 and a test Reynolds number of 30.5amp;times. Force data from all the four boosters were obtained for a range of pitch angles between -3 and 3 deg. Data corresponding to the highest value of the pitch angle in flight were utilized for the trajectory computations

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AIAA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Launching;Trajectories;Wind tunnels;Boosters (rocket); Aerodynamic loads;Simulation KW - Models13;
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: National Trisonic Aerodynamic Facility, National Trisonic Aerodynamic Facility, Other, Other, Other
    Depositing User: Ms Indrani V
    Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2010
    Last Modified: 07 Jun 2010 13:27
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/4135

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