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Control characteristics for wrap-around fins on cruise missiles configurationsThis paper presents selected results of a panel loads study conducted as part of the final phase of an extensive investigation of an air-breathing missile concept employing wrap-around aerodynamic surfaces. Typical results for M = 2.36 are presented for the fin load results, plus a brief review of basic results of the previously reported tests. Vapor screen results are also discussed. The present results indicate that the fin load characteristics are nearly identical for planar and curved fins having the same projected planform and would permit the use of planar-surface predictions for supersonic speeds in the preliminary design stages of missiles employing wrap-around curved fins.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Sawyer, W. C. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Monta, W. J. (NASA Langley Research Center High-Speed Aerodynamics Div., Hampton, Va., United States)
Carter, W. V. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Alexander, W. K. (General Dynamics Corp. Convair Div., San Diego, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1981
Subject Category
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 81-0009
Meeting Information
Aerospace Sciences Meeting(St. Louis, MO)
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