Magnus effects on spinning transonic missilesMagnus forces and moments were measured on a basic-finner model spinning in transonic flow. Spin was induced by canted fins or by full-span or semi-span, outboard and inboard roll controls. Magnus force and moment reversals were caused by Mach number, reduced spin rate, and angle of attack variations. Magnus center of pressure was found to be independent of the angle of attack but varied with the Mach number and model configuration or reduced spin rate.
Seginer, A. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA; Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel)
Rosenwasser, I. (Israel Aircraft Industries, Ltd. Lod, Israel)