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Survey of engineering computational methods and experimental programs for estimating supersonic missile aerodynamic characteristicsThis paper presents a survey of engineering computational methods and experimental programs used for estimating the aerodynamic characteristics of missile configurations. Emphasis is placed on those methods which are suitable for preliminary design of conventional and advanced concepts. An analysis of the technical approaches of the various methods is made in order to assess their suitability to estimate longitudinal and/or lateral-directional characteristics for different classes of missile configurations. Some comparisons between the predicted characteristics and experimental data are presented. These comparisons are made for a large variation in flow conditions and model attitude parameters. The paper also presents known experimental research programs developed for the specific purpose of validating analytical methods and extending the capability of data-base programs.
Document ID
19830032906
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Sawyer, W. C. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Allen, J. M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Hernandez, G. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Dillenius, M. F. E. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Hemsch, M. J. (Nielsen Engineering and Research, Inc. Mountain View, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1982
Subject Category
AERODYNAMICS
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other