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This Program User's Guide discusses the Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) engine system design features and capabilities modeled in the Nuclear Engine System Simulation (NESS): Version 2.0 program (referred to as NESS throughout the remainder of this document), as well as its operation. NESS was upgraded to include many new modeling capabilities not available in the original version delivered to NASA LeRC in Dec. 1991, NESS's new features include the following: (1) an improved input format; (2)...
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Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION, NUCLEAR ENGINE FOR ROCKET VEHICLES,...
The information required by a programmer using the Minimum Hamiltonian AScent Trajectory Evaluation (MASTRE) Program is provided. This document enables the programmer to either modify the program or convert the program to computers other than the VAX computer. Documentation for each subroutine or function based on providing the definitions of the variables and a source listing are included. Questions concerning the equations, techniques, or input requirements should be answered by either the...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASCENT TRAJECTORIES, FLIGHT PATHS, PERFORMANCE PREDICTION,...
A user-oriented computer program CIVM-JET 4B is described to predict the large-deflection elastic-plastic structural responses of fragment impacted single-layer: (a) partial-ring fragment containment or deflector structure or (b) complete-ring fragment containment structure. These two types of structures may be either free or supported in various ways. Supports accommodated include: (1) point supports such as pinned-fixed, ideally-clamped, or supported by a structural branch simulating...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT STABILITY, FRAGMENTS, IMPACT DAMAGE, RING...
Tabular data obtained during experimental wind tunnel aerodynamic investigations of a 0.010 scale model (52-OTS) of the integrated space shuttle vehicle was presented. The purpose of this investigation was to obtain data with the solid rocket booster (SRB) in proximity to the orbiter/external tank (O/ET), over a large O/ET initial angle of attack and sideslip range, as well as data on the SRB alone (greatly separated from the O/ET). A captive trajectory system, which supported the SRB, was used...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC COEFFICIENTS, SCALE MODELS, SPACE SHUTTLE ASCENT...
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This report consists of data computed at the U.S. Space Command, GSFC, or provided by satellite owners. A space objects box score table is presented with data under the following headings: source/organization, objects in orbit, and decayed objects. The objects in orbit and decayed objects headings have payload, debris, and total as subheadings. The bulk of the document is objects-in-orbit tables with data under the following headings: international designation, name, catalog number, source,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, CATALOGS (PUBLICATIONS), EARTH ORBITS,...
The test objectives for the extended long tank Delta Launch Vehicle are presented. The subjects discussed are: (1) mission and vehicle objectives, (2) nominal flight plan, (3) trajectory analysis, (4) weight summary and inflight mass properties, and (5) instrumentation channel assignments and ground monitoring assignments.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DELTA LAUNCH VEHICLE, LAUNCH VEHICLE CONFIGURATIONS,...
A user's manual for a computer program which calculates real gas turbulent boundary layers with variable edge entropy on a blunt cone or flat plate at zero angle of attack is presented. An integral method is used. The method includes the effect of real gas in thermodynamic equilibrium and variable edge entropy. A modified Crocco enthalpy velocity relationship is used for the enthalpy profiles and an empirical correlation of the N-power law profile is used for the velocity profile. The...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, GAS FLOW, THERMODYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM,...
This bibliography lists 808 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system in Dec. 1991. Subject coverage includes: design, construction and testing of aircraft and aircraft engines; aircraft components, equipment, and systems; ground support systems; and theoretical and applied aspects of aerodynamics and general fluid dynamics.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, INDEXES...
The tables contain the neutral temperature, neutral densities for N2, O2, O, Ar, He and H, mean molecular weight, and total mass density as predicted by the Mass Spectrometer and Incoherent Scatter empirical thermosphere model for selected altitudes, latitudes, local times, days and other geophysical conditions. The model is based on a least squares fit to density data from mass spectrometers on five satellites and temperature data from four incoherent scatter stations, providing coverage for...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CONCENTRATION (COMPOSITION), DENSITY MEASUREMENT, TABLES...
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Problems involved in measuring speed and altitude with pressure-actuated instruments (altimeter, airspeed indicator, true-airspeed indicator, Machmeter, and vertical-speed indicator) are examined. Equations relating total pressure and static pressure to the five flight quantities are presented, and criteria for the design of total and static pressure tubes are given. Calibrations of typical static pressure installations (fuselage nose, wing tip, vertical fin, and fuselage vent) are presented,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT INSTRUMENTS, AIRSPEED, FLIGHT ALTITUDE, ACCURACY,...
The physical model and computational procedure of the code is described in detail. The code is validated in tests against a variety of known analytical solutions from the literature and is also compared against actual mountain wave observations. The code will receive as initial input either mathematically idealized or discrete observational data. The form of the obstacle or mountain is arbitrary.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BARRIERS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION,...
The isolated counterrotating high speed turboprop noise prediction program developed and funded by GE Aircraft Engines was compared with model data taken in the GE Aircraft Engines Cell 41 anechoic facility, the Boeing Transonic Wind Tunnel, and in the NASA-Lewis 8 x 6 and 9 x 15 wind tunnels. The predictions show good agreement with measured data under both low and high speed simulated flight conditions. The installation effect model developed for single rotation, high speed turboprops was...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROACOUSTICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, COUNTER ROTATION, NOISE...
Abstracts of Lewis authored publications and publications resulting from Lewis managed contracts which were announced in the 1976 issues of STAR (Scientific and Technical Aerospace Reports) and IAA (International Aerospace Abstracts) are presented. Research reports, journal articles, conference presentations, patents and patent applications, and these are included. The arrangement is by NASA subject category. Citations indicate report literature (identified by their N-numbers) and the journal...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ABSTRACTS, NASA PROGRAMS, RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT,...
Data from the thematic mapper scan mirror assembly (SMA) acceptance test are presented. Documentation includes: (1) a list of the acceptance test discrepancies; (2) flight 1 SMA test data book; (3) flight 1 SMA environmental report; (4) the configuration verification index; (5) the flight 1 SMA test failure reports; (6) the flight 1 data tapes log; and (7) the requests for deviation/waivers.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), EQUIPMENT SPECIFICATIONS, LANDSAT 4, MIRRORS, MULTISPECTRAL...
The application of extended Kalman filtering to estimating the Space Shuttle Propulsion performance, i.e., specific impulse, from flight data in a post-flight processing computer program is detailed. The flight data used include inertial platform acceleration, SRB head pressure, SSME chamber pressure and flow rates, and ground based radar tracking data. The key feature in this application is the model used for the SRB's, which is a nominal or reference quasi-static internal ballistics model...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BALLISTICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, KALMAN FILTERS, PERFORMANCE...
A series of electrically heated tube tests were performed at the NASA Glenn Research Center s Heated Tube Facility to investigate the use of RP-2 as a fuel for next generation regeneratively cooled hydrocarbon boost engines. The effect that test duration, operating condition and test piece material have on the overall thermal stability and materials compatibility characteristics of RP-2 were evaluated using copper and 304 stainless steel test sections. The copper tests were run at 1000 psia,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), HYDROCARBONS, THERMAL DECOMPOSITION, THERMAL STABILITY,...
The Velocity Control Propulsion Subsystem (VCPS) was designed the propulsion required for trajectory and lunar orbit corrections of the spacecraft. A GFE clamp assembly physically attaches the VCPS to the spacecraft and the unit is ejected after completing the required corrections. The VCPS is physically and functionally separated from the spacecraft except for the electrical and telemetry interfaces. A GFE transtage provides the superstructure on which the VCPS is assembled. The subsystem...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), EXPLORER 49 SATELLITE, SPACECRAFT ORBITS, SPACECRAFT...
The function of the Space Station Furnace Facility (SSFF) is to support materials research into the crystal growth and solidification processes of electronic and photonic materials, metals and alloys, and glasses and ceramics. To support this broad base of research requirements, the SSFF will employ a variety of furnace modules which will be operated, regulated, and supported by a core of common subsystems. Furnace modules may be reconfigured or specifically developed to provide unique...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CRYSTAL GROWTH, FURNACES, MODULES, SOLIDIFICATION, SPACE...
The influence of horizontal tail location on the rotational flow aerodynamics is discussed for a 1/6-scale general aviation airplane model. The model was tested using various horizontal tail positions, with both a high and a low-wing location and for each of two body lengths. Data were measured, using a rotary balance, over an angle-of-attack range of 8 to 90 deg, and for clockwise and counter-clockwise rotations covering an Omega b/2V range of 0 to 0.9.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AIRCRAFT DESIGN, GENERAL...
A users manual for the RAMP2 computer code is provided. The RAMP2 code can be used to model the dominant phenomena which affect the prediction of liquid and solid rocket nozzle and orbital plume flow fields. The general structure and operation of RAMP2 are discussed. A user input/output guide for the modified TRAN72 computer code and the RAMP2F code is given. The application and use of the BLIMPJ module are considered. Sample problems involving the space shuttle main engine and motor are...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FLOW DISTRIBUTION, INPUT/OUTPUT ROUTINES,...
The design, development and analysis of the 7.3 MW MOD-5A wind turbine generator are documented. There are four volumes. This volume contains the drawings and specifications that were developed in preparation for building the MOD-5A wind turbine generator. This volume contains 5 books of which this is the fourth, providing drawings 47A380128 through 47A387125. In addition to the parts listing and where-used list, the logic design of the controller software and the code listing of the controller...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENGINEERING DRAWINGS, FUNCTIONAL DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS, WIND...
This publication is a cumulative index to the abstracts contained in NASA SP-7037 supplements 313 through 324 of Aeronautical Engineering: A Continuing Bibliography. The bibliographic series is compiled through the cooperative efforts of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This Cumulative index includes: a subject, personal author, corporate source, foreign technology, contract number, report number, and...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, AERONAUTICS, INDEXES...
Current information and related statistics are provided for each grant/contract/ cooperative agreement during the report period. Cross indexes by agreement number, field of science and engineering, and technical officer location are included.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), NASA PROGRAMS, RESEARCH PROJECTS, UNIVERSITY PROGRAM,...
Subject, personal author, corporate author, contract, and report number cumulative indexes are provided for documents cited in Aeronautical Engineering: A Continuing Bibliography from February 1979 through January 1980. (NASA SP 7037 supplements 106 through 117).
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES,...
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The rawinsonde sounding program for the AVE-SESAME II experiment is described. Data at 25 mb intervals from the surface to 25 mb for the 23 National Weather Service and 19 special stations participating in the experiment are presented. Soundings were taken at 3 hr intervals beginning at 1200 GMT on April 19, 1979, and ending at 1200 GMT on April 20, 1979 (nine sounding times). The method of processing is discussed briefly, estimates of the rms errors in the data presented, an example of contact...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), METEOROLOGICAL PARAMETERS, RAWINSONDES, SOUNDING, STORMS...
There are no author-identified significant results in this report.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, IMAGE PROCESSING, LARGE AREA CROP...
This three-part document contains a collection of technical papers presented at the Second NASA/Air Force Symposium on Recent Advances in Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization, held September 28-30, 1988 in Hampton, Virginia. The topics covered include: helicopter design, aeroelastic tailoring, control of aeroelastic structures, dynamics and control of flexible structures, structural design, design of large engineering systems, application of artificial intelligence, shape optimization,...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT DESIGN, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, COMPUTER AIDED...
Boiling water cooling of hypothetical large solid rocket nozzle lined with porous wall or melting insulating coating
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A background/foreground data acquisition and analysis system incorporating a high level control language was developed for acquiring both singles and dual parameter coincidence data from scintillation detectors at the Radiation Counting Laboratory at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas. The system supports acquisition of gamma ray spectra in a 256 x 256 coincidence matrix (utilizing disk storage) and simultaneous operation of any of several background support and data analysis...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA ACQUISITION, DATA PROCESSING, GAMMA RAYS, ON-LINE...
Presented are scientific objectives, engineering analysis and design, and results of technology development for a Three-Meter Balloon-Borne Far-Infrared and Submillimeter Telescope. The scientific rationale is based on two crucial instrumental capabilities: high angular resolution which approaches eight arcseconds at one hundred micron wavelength, and high resolving power spectroscopy with good sensitivity throughout the telescope's 30-micron to 1-mm wavelength range. The high angular...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ANGULAR RESOLUTION, BALLOON-BORNE INSTRUMENTS, FAR INFRARED...
For abstract, see Vol. 1 .
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, BOEING 747 AIRCRAFT, FLIGHT...
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Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRCRAFT CONTROL, AUTOMATIC CONTROL, CONFERENCES, CONTROL...
This bibliography lists 950 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system between July 1, 1989 and December 31, 1989. Its purpose is to provide helpful information to researchers, designers and managers engaged in Space Station technology development and mission design. Coverage includes documents that define major systems and subsystems related to structures and dynamic control, electronics and power supplies, propulsion, and...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), INDEXES (DOCUMENTATION), SPACE STATION POWER SUPPLIES, SPACE...
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A glossary of acronyms, abbreviations, initials, code words, and phrases used at the John F. Kennedy Space Center is presented. The revision contains more than 12,100 entries.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CAPE KENNEDY LAUNCH COMPLEX, DICTIONARIES, TERMINOLOGY,...
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A general purpose digital computer program was developed and designed to aid in the analysis of spacecraft attitude dynamics. The program provides the analyst with the capability of automatically deriving and numerically solving the equations of motion of any system that can be modeled as a topological tree of coupled rigid bodies, flexible bodies, point masses, and symmetrical momentum wheels. Two modes of output are available. The composite system equations of motion may be outputted on a...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATTITUDE CONTROL, COMPUTER SYSTEMS PROGRAMS, DIGITAL...
This code solves the two-dimensional, transonic, small-disturbance equations for flow past lifting airfoils in both free air and various wind-tunnel environments by using a variant of the finite-difference method. A description of the theoretical and numerical basis of the code is provided, together with complete operating instructions and sample cases for the general user. In addition, a programmer's manual is also presented to assist the user interested in modifying the code. Included in the...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRFOILS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, NONLINEAR EQUATIONS,...
The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) listed in this index reflect product inventories and associated MSDS's which were submitted to the Toxic Substances Registry database maintained by the Base Operations Contractor at the Kennedy Space Center. The purpose of this index is to provide KSC government, contractor, and tenant organizations a means to access information on the hazards associated with these chemicals. The Toxic Substance Registry Service (TSRS) was established to manage...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA BASES, ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING, TOXIC HAZARDS,...
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Practices employed in the oxygen systems maintenance programs to minimize both accident probabilities and consequences of accidents and/or incidents are described. Appropriate sections of the operations department and industrial gas operating manuals are discussed.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ACCIDENT PREVENTION, MAINTENANCE, OPERATIONAL HAZARDS, OXYGEN...
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A guide to the GEODYN Program is presented. The program estimates orbit and geodetic parameters. It possesses the capability to estimate that set of orbital elements, station positions, measurement biases, and a set of force model parameters such that the orbital tracking data from multiple arcs of multiple satellites best fit the entire set of estimated parameters. GEODYN consists of 113 different program segments, including the main program, subroutines, functions, and block data routines....
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The rawinsonde sounding program is described and tabulated data at 25 mb intervals for the 24 and 14 special stations participation in the experiment are presented. Soundings were taken at 3 hr intervals. The method of processing soundings is discussed briefly, estimates of the RMS errors in the data are presented, and an example of contact data is given. Termination pressures of soundings taken in the meso beta scale network are tabulated, as are observations of ground temperature at a depth...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATMOSPHERIC SOUNDING, MESOSCALE PHENOMENA, METEOROLOGY, DATA...
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This document has been produced and updated over a 21-year period. It is intended to be a handy reference document, basically one page per flight, and care has been exercised to make it as error-free as possible. This document is basically "as flown" data and has been compiled from many sources including flight logs, flight rules, flight anomaly logs, mod flight descent summary, post flight analysis of mps propellants, FDRD, FRD, SODB, and the MER shuttle flight data and inflight...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), SPACE SHUTTLE MISSIONS, SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM FLIGHTS,...
Results are reported of a NASA sponsored analytical investigation into the merits of advanced counter rotation propellers for Mach 0.80 commercial transport application. Propeller and gearbox performance, acoustics, vibration characteristics, weight, cost and maintenance requirements for a variety of design parameters and special features were considered. Fuel savings in the neighborhood of 8 percent relative to single rotation configurations are feasible through swirl recovery and lighter...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CONTRAROTATING PROPELLERS, COUNTER ROTATION, PROP-FAN...
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A bibliographical list of 1339 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system from July 1, 1978 through September 30, 1978 are presented.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENERGY CONVERSION, ENERGY POLICY, SOLAR ENERGY, ABSTRACTS,...
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This updated bibliography contains approximately 7,000 selected references on energy and energy related topics from bibliographic and other data sources from June 1977. Under each subject heading the entries are arranged by the date, with the latest works first. Geothermal, solar, wind, and ocean/water power sources are included. Magnetohydrodynamics and electrohydrodynamics, electric power engineering, automotive power plants, and energy storage are also covered.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENERGY POLICY, ENERGY TECHNOLOGY, FUEL PRODUCTION, AUTOMOBILE...
There are no author-identified significant results in this report.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA PROCESSING, IMAGE PROCESSING, PATTERN...
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NASA aircraft-icing research has been applied to expand the utility of the big flying-crane helicopter built by the Sikorsky Aircraft Division of United Technologies in Stratford, Conn. Sikorsky wanted to adapt the Skycrane, used in both military and commercial service, to lift heavy external loads in areas where icing conditions occur; ice build-up around the engine air inlets caused the major problem. NASA-Lewis has a special wind tunnel for injecting super cooled water droplets into the wind...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DEICERS, VERTICAL TAKEOFF AIRCRAFT, HELICOPTERS, ICE...
The Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV) translational maneuver Delta-V budget must support both the successful completion of a nominal lunar mission and an "anytime" emergency crew return with the potential for much more demanding orbital maneuvers. This translational Delta-V budget accounts for Earth-based LEO rendezvous with the lunar surface access module (LSAM)/Earth departure stage (EDS) stack, orbit maintenance during the lunar surface stay, an on-orbit plane change to align the CEV...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), MISSION PLANNING, ORBITAL MANEUVERS, CIRCUMLUNAR...
For abstract, see N75-26198.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ATMOSPHERIC ENTRY, DATA LINKS, DIGITAL SIMULATION, PIONEER...
A bibliography of the publications of Ames Research Center authors and contractors which appeared as formal NASA publications, journal articles, books, chapters of books, patents, and contractor reports is presented. Years covered are July 1971 through December 1973.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), NASA PROGRAMS, RESEARCH PROJECTS, BIOTECHNOLOGY, EXOBIOLOGY,...
The Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDSs) listed in this index reflect product inventories and associated MSDSs which have been submitted to the Toxic Substance Registry database maintained by the Base Operations Contractor at the Kennedy Space Center. The purpose of this index is to provide a means to access information on the hazards associated with the toxic and otherwise hazardous chemicals stored and used at the Kennedy Space Center.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA BASES, INVENTORIES, TOXIC HAZARDS, TOXICITY,...
Distributions of static pressure coefficient over the afterbody and axisymmetric nozzles of a generic, twin-tail twin-engine fighter were obtained in the Langley 16-Foot Transonic Tunnel. The longitudinal positions of the vertical and horizontal tails were varied for a total of six aft-end configurations. Static pressure coefficients were obtained at Mach numbers between 0.6 and 1.2, angles of attack between 0 deg and 8 deg, and nozzle pressure ratios ranging from jet-off to 8. The results of...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, AFTERBODIES, PRESSURE...
For abstract, see N78-25123.
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Probability density function of chi-square statistics applied to goodness of fit tests
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Two new versions of the kappa-omega two-equation turbulence model will be presented. The new Baseline (BSL) model is designed to give results similar to those of the original kappa-omega model of Wilcox, but without its strong dependency on arbitrary freestream values. The BSL model is identical to the Wilcox model in the inner 50% of the boundary-layer but changes gradually to the standard kappa-epsilon model (in a kappa- omega formulation) towards the boundary-layer edge. The free shear...
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Aerodynamic separation data obtained from a wind tunnel test of an 0.0125-scale SSV Orbiter model of a VC70-000002 Configuration and a 0.0125-scale 747 model was presented. Separation data was obtained at a Mach number of 0.6 and three incidence angles of 4, 6, and 8 degrees. The orbiter angle of attack was varied from 0 to 14 degrees. Longitudinal, lateral and normal separation increments were obtained for fixed 747 angles of attack of 0, 2, and 4 degrees while varying the orbiter angle of...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BOEING 747 AIRCRAFT, INVESTIGATION, SCALE MODELS, SEPARATION,...
Incompressible potential flow calculations are presented that were corrected for compressibility in two-dimensional inlets at arbitrary operating conditions. Included are a statement of the problem to be solved, a description of each of the computer programs, and sufficient documentation, including a test case, to enable a user to run the program.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INLET FLOW, PROPULSION SYSTEM...
This bibliography lists 538 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system in June 1990. Subject coverage includes: design, construction and testing of aircraft and aircraft engines; aircraft components, equipment and systems; ground support systems; and theoretical and applied aspects of aerodynamics and general fluid dynamics.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, INDEXES...
The need for efficient access to space has created interest in airbreathing propulsion as a means of achieving that goal. The NASP program explored a single-stage-to-orbit approach which could require scramjet airbreathing propulsion out to Mach 16 to 20. Recent interest in global access could require hypersonic cruise engines operating efficiently in the Mach 10 to 12 speed range. A common requirement of both these types of propulsion systems is that they would have to be fully integrated with...
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Tables of energy levels, Franck-Condon factors, r-centroids, transition moments, line wavelengths, and gf values are presented for the fourth positive system of CO.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), CARBON MONOXIDE, INFRARED SPECTRA, LINE SPECTRA, SPECTRUM...
Future generations of NASA and U.S. Air Force vehicles will require lighter mass while being subjected to higher loads and more extreme service conditions over longer time periods than the present generation. Current approaches for certification, fleet management and sustainment are largely based on statistical distributions of material properties, heuristic design philosophies, physical testing and assumed similitude between testing and operational conditions and will likely be unable to...
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A theoretical method is presented for the computation of the flow field about an axisymmetric body operating in a viscous, incompressible fluid. A potential flow method was used to determine the inviscid flow field and to yield the boundary conditions for the boundary layer solutions. Boundary layer effects in the forces of displacement thickness and empirically modeled separation streamlines are accounted for in subsequent potential flow solutions. This procedure is repeated until the...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AXISYMMETRIC BODIES, FLOW DISTRIBUTION, INCOMPRESSIBLE...
The recommendations, procedures, and techniques are summarized which provided by the Kodak Apparatus Division to the Ames Research Center to support the Earth Resources Aircraft Program at that facility. Recommendations, procedures, and calibration data are included for sensitometry, densitometry, laboratory cleanliness, and determination of camera exposure. Additional comments are made regarding process control procedures and general laboratory operations.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY, EARTH RESOURCES PROGRAM, CALIBRATING,...
This bibliography lists 719 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system in November, 1991. Subject coverage includes: design, construction and testing of aircraft and aircraft engines; aircraft components, equipment, and systems; ground support systems; and theoretical and applied aspects of aerodynamics and general fluid dynamics.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMICS, AERONAUTICAL ENGINEERING, INDEXES...
There are no author-identified significant results in this report.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ENVIRONMENT POLLUTION, ENVIRONMENTAL INDEX, HYDROLOGY, LAND...
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The technical papers from the five tasks groups that took part in the 1977 Ames Summer Study on Space Settlements and Industrialization Using Nonterrestrial Materials are presented. The papers are presented under the following general topics: (1) research needs for regenerative life-support systems; (2) habitat design; (3) dynamics and design of electromagnetic mass drivers; (4) asteroids as resources for space manufacturing; and (5) processing of nonterrestrial materials.
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A functional description of the LANDSAT-D Worldwide Reference System (WRS) and an overview of the main orbital parameters and instrument coverages are presented. The primary information required to understand the LANDSAT-D orbital characteristics, to effectively use the Worldwide Reference System (WRS) indexing scheme, and to request specific geographic coverage on the desired observation dates is provided.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DATA MANAGEMENT, INDEXES (DOCUMENTATION), LANDSAT 4,...
This bibliography lists 745 reports, articles, and other documents introduced into the NASA scientific and technical information system between January 1, 1989 and June 30, 1989. Its purpose is to provide helpful information to the researcher, manager, and designer in technology development and mission design according to system, interactive analysis and design, structural and thermal analysis and design, structural concepts and control systems, electronics, advanced materials, assembly...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROSPACE ENGINEERING, ANTENNA DESIGN, LARGE SPACE...
Tabulated computer program results of wind tunnel tests for Mach 5 components are presented.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPONENT RELIABILITY, ENGINE PARTS, ENGINE TESTS, HYPERSONIC...
This compendium includes plans and events known to the authors through January 1987. Compilation of the information began in 1967. This document is intended: (1) as a historical record of all satellites and instrumentation that has been useful for meteorological research or operational uses; and (2) as a working document to be used to assist meteorologists in identifying meteorological satellites, locating data from these satellites, and understanding experiment operation which is related to...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ESA SATELLITES, FRENCH SATELLITES, INDIAN SPACECRAFT,...
The Internal Active Thermal Control System (IATCS) aboard the International Space Station (ISS) is primarily responsible for the removal of heat loads from payload and system racks. The IATCS is a water based system which works in conjunction with the EATCS (External ATCS), an ammonia based system, which are interfaced through a heat exchanger to facilitate heat transfer. On-orbit issues associated with the aqueous coolant chemistry began to occur with unexpected increases in CO2 levels in the...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, HEAT...
An engineering evaluation of dynamic data from SSME hot firing tests and SSV flights is summarized. The basic objective of the study is to provide analyses of vibration, strain and dynamic pressure measurements in support of MSFC performance and reliability improvement programs. A brief description of the SSME test program is given and a typical test evaluation cycle reviewed. Data banks generated to characterize SSME component dynamic characteristics are described and statistical analyses...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, SPACE SHUTTLE...
Topics addressed are: (1) an artificial gravity assessment study; (2) Mars mission transport vehicle (MTV)/Mars excursion vehicle (MEV) mission scenarios; (3) aerobrake issues; (4) equipment life and self-check; (5) earth-to-orbit (ETO) heavy lift launch vehicle (HLLV) definition trades; and (6) risk analysis.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), INTERPLANETARY SPACECRAFT, LUNAR SPACECRAFT, PROPULSION...
A conference was held at MSFC in May 1992 describing the research achievements of the NASA-wide research and technology programs dealing with advanced oxygen/hydrogen and oxygen/hydrocarbon earth-to-orbit propulsion. The purpose of this conference was to provide a forum for the timely dissemination to the propulsion community of the results emerging from this program with particular emphasis on the transfer of information from the scientific/research to the designer.
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), HYDROGEN OXYGEN ENGINES, OXYGEN-HYDROCARBON ROCKET ENGINES,...
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This manual is a combination of a user manual, theory manual, and programmer manual. The reader is assumed to have some previous exposure to the finite element method. This manual is written with the idea that the CSTEM (Coupled Structural Thermal Electromagnetic-Computer Code) user needs to have a basic understanding of what the code is actually doing in order to properly use the code. For that reason, the underlying theory and methods used in the code are described to a basic level of detail....
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTER PROGRAMS, FINITE ELEMENT METHOD, USER MANUALS...
The model tested was an 0.0175-scale version of the vehicle 3 space shuttle configuration. Temperature measurements were made on the launch configuration, orbiter plus tank, orbiter alone, tank alone, and solid rocket booster (SRB) alone to provide heat transfer data. The test was conducted at free stream Mach numbers of 5.3 and 7.3 and at free stream Reynolds numbers of 1.5, 3.7, 5.0, and 7.0 million per foot. The model was tested at angles of attack from -5 deg to 20 deg and side slip angles...
Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AERODYNAMIC HEAT TRANSFER, HYPERSONIC HEAT TRANSFER,...