Wind Tunnel and Field Investigations of Shapes for Balloon Shelters

This report discusses the results of a series of wind tunnel and field tests performed in support of a program to develop a balloon inflation and launch shelter. The study discusses scaling criteria for simulating a shelter; velocity, turbulence, and frequency spectra downwind of four basic shelter shapes; the effects of screen materials on a shelter's efficiency; and the influence of the presence of a simulated balloon upon the effectiveness of the shelter.

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Author Meroney, Robert
Plate, Erich
Publisher UCAR/NCAR - Library
Publication Date 1973-01-01T00:00:00
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Metadata Language eng; USA
Suggested Citation Meroney, Robert, Plate, Erich. (1973). Wind Tunnel and Field Investigations of Shapes for Balloon Shelters. UCAR/NCAR - Library. Accessed 27 September 2023.

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