Accession Number : AD0017965


Title :   THE CALCULATION OF THE VISCOUS DRAG OF BODIES OF REVOLUTION


Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR MODEL BASIN WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : GRANVILLE, PAUL S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/017965.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1953


Pagination or Media Count : 53


Abstract : A simple procedure is described for computing the viscous drag of a body of revolution in axial motion from boundary-layer theory. Rapid approximate methods are developed for determining the growth of the laminar and turbulent boundary layers. A new empirical criterion is given for locating the position of self excited transition associated with low-turbulence flows.


Descriptors :   *DRAG , *BODIES OF REVOLUTION , THEORY , MOTION , BOUNDARY LAYER , TURBULENCE , LOW RATE , VISCOSITY , APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS) , TRANSITIONS , FLOW


Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE