A method for estimating the rolling moments caused by wing-tail interference for missiles at supersonic speeds

Edwards, Sherman Hikido, Katsumi
naca-rm-a53h18
November 12, 1953


A method is presented for estimating the rolling moments caused by wing-tail interference for missiles composed of wing-tail-body combination. The considerations involved in determining the structure of the downwash field behind lifting cruciform wing-body combinations and the rolling moment on cruciform wings of various plan forms induced by an infinite line vortex are discussed in detail. Computations of induced rolling moments for several missile designs are compared with experimental results.

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