Boundary-Layer Studies on Spinning Bodies of Revolution
ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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.
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