Accession Number:

AD0785688

Title:

Boundary-Layer Studies on Spinning Bodies of Revolution

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

This paper describes some results from a series of experimental studies of the viscous boundary-layer on spinning bodies of revolution. The objectives of these studies are 1 provide data which will help guide the development of a useful procedure for computing Magnus effects on aerodynamic shapes of interest in artillery projectile design 2 verify the significance of the boundary-layer configuration--laminar, transitional, turbulent--on the resulting Magnus force and 3 develop a better understanding of the physics of the three-dimensional boundary-layer on spinning bodies of revolution at angle of attack.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE