Drag measurements at Mach 5 using a stress wave force balance

Tuttle S.L., Mee D.J. and Simmons J.M. (1995) Drag measurements at Mach 5 using a stress wave force balance. Experiments in Fluids, 19 5: 336-341. doi:10.1007/BF00203418


Author Tuttle S.L.
Mee D.J.
Simmons J.M.
Title Drag measurements at Mach 5 using a stress wave force balance
Journal name Experiments in Fluids   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0723-4864
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF00203418
Volume 19
Issue 5
Start page 336
End page 341
Total pages 6
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Subject 2211 Mechanics of Materials
2210 Mechanical Engineering
2206 Computational Mechanics
1507 Transportation and Freight Services
Abstract The stress wave force balance, which has been used for measurements of drag on short models in hypersonic impulse facilities, is investigated here for its suitability for drag measurements on a longer, axisymmetric model. The sensitivity of the balance to loading distribution is investigated and results are reported for experiments on a 5° semi-angle cone, 425 mm in length and of 1.71 kg mass. Experimental drag measurements are shown to be in good agreement with theoretical levels. An investigation into the period over which the stress wave force balance can be used is addressed and, for the present model, the balance is shown to be suitable for measurements in flows of durations of one to several milliseconds with an estimated accuracy of ±10%.
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