1986-10-01

X-29 Flight Test Program Including Wind Tunnel and Computational Support 861642

A cooperative effort has been defined between NASA-Ames/Dryden Flight Research Facility and NASA-Langley Research Center in support of the X-29A Advanced Technology Demonstrator. The effort involves three phases: flight testing, wind-tunnel testing in the National Transonic Facility, and computational support of each experimental phase. These efforts are primarily aimed at understanding the complex flow phenomena and component interactions associated with the X-29A. Each phase of the effort is discussed in detail and initial data comparisons are presented. In summary, the synergistic effects of the complementary phases are identified, which will enhance the understanding of the unique aerodynamics of the X-29A.

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