Accession Number:

AD0684022

Title:

BODIES OF REVOLUTION WITH A MINIMUM DRAG FACTOR AND LOW HEAT TRANSFER AT HIGH SUPERSONIC FLIGHT SPEEDS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-18

Pagination or Media Count:

27.0

Abstract:

On the basis of the modified Newton theory and the theory of self-similar hypersonic flows, an investigation was made of the optimum shape of a body of revolution with a minimum drag factor at supersonic speeds. It is shown that optimum bodies also have a low heat-transfer coefficient -- considerably less than for a conical body. It was established experimentally, that the optimum properties of the examined bodies of revolution are preserved even at moderate supersonic flight speeds. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE