DESIGN PROCEDURE FOR AEROELASTICALLY TAILORED MISSILE CONTROL SURFACES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2016
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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510 Clyde Ave, Mountain View, CA, 94043
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dr Marnix F E Dillenius
 (415) 968-9457
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Abstract
A PROCEDURE IS PROPOSED FOR THE DESIGN OF MISSILE CONTROL SURFACES USING AEROELASTIC TAILORING TO ENHANCE THEIR PERFORMANCE. THE PRINCIPAL GOAL OF THE PROCEDURE IS TO MINIMIZE THE VARIATION OF THE CHORDWISE POSITION OF THE AERODYNAMIC CENTER OF PRESSURE AS THE SURFACE DEFORMS UNDER LOAD. OTHER PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES, SUCH AS MAINTAINING OR IMPROVING MARGINS OF SAFETY AGAINST FLUTTER, CAN ALSO BE INCORPORATED. THE PURPOSE OF THE PRESENT RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP THE PROCEDURE FOR SUPERSONIC SPEEDS AND EVALUATE IT BY COMPARING AN AEROELASTICALLY TAILORED COMPOSITE FIN DESIGN WITH A CONVENTIONAL DESIGN. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS PHASE I WORK IS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO FABRICATION AND EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF THE DESIGN IN A SUPERSONIC WIND TUNNEL IN PHASE II.

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