Model and sabot development for stability testing via flow visualisation

Phillips, Andrew Douglas (2001). Model and sabot development for stability testing via flow visualisation B.Sc Thesis, School of Engineering, The University of Queensland.

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Author Phillips, Andrew Douglas
Thesis Title Model and sabot development for stability testing via flow visualisation
School, Centre or Institute School of Engineering
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2001
Thesis type B.Sc Thesis
Supervisor Associate Professor Richard Morgan
Total pages 134
Language eng
Subjects 09 Engineering
Formatted abstract

A facility capable of performing stability testing via flow visualisation has been designed, manufactured and tested at the University of Queensland's Centre for Hypersonics. Resource constraints forced adaptations to be made to the requirements outlined in the literature for complete stability testing. These adaptations led to the creation of a simplified stability test, which delivers the same flight stability information, whilst requiring only a fraction of the resources needed for complete stability testing. Testing indicated that the facility was capable of simplified stability testing under hypervelocity ballistic range conditions. However, the need for a modification to the sabot stripper's design and the addition of baffles in the facility was identified. These alterations have been made, but further testing is required to confirm their effectiveness. Detailed design information on the simplified stability testing facility is provided as a template for future expansions of the apparatus, towards a complete stability testing facility.

Keyword Flow visualisation
Stability testing
Model development
Sabot development
Additional Notes * Mechanical Engineering undergraduate theses. 2001

Document type: Thesis
Collection: UQ Theses (non-RHD) - UQ staff and students only
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