Experimental Method for Correcting Nozzle Afterbody Drag for the Effects of Jet Temperature
Final rept. Oct 1978-Aug 1980
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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The objective of this investigation was to isolate those parameters defined as jet mixing effects on afterbody drag in an effort to develop a method of correcting or simulating the effects of jet temperature in wind tunnel experiments. Data used in the investigation were obtained from experiments conducted in the AEDC Aerodynamic Wind Tunnel 1T with a strut-mounted model at free-stream Mach numbers from 0.6 to 1.2. Integrated afterbody pressure drag coefficient data were acquired for three nozzle area ratios 1.0, 1.24, and 2. 96 using various unheated jet exhaust gas compositions that allowed a variation in gas constant from 55 to 767 ftlbflbm-deg R. Jet mixing effects on afterbody drag coefficient produced by varying jet gas constant and nozzle area ratio at nozzle design pressure ratio, and the drag effects resulting from variations in nozzle pressure ratio at certain overexpanded jet conditions were observed to be similar functions of mass flux ratio. A simple experimental method has been proposed to allow corrections of afterbody drag coefficient data obtained in the wind tunnel using an ambient temperature air jet for the effects of jet gas constant. By inference, a similar drag correction can be obtained for the combined effect of gas constant and temperature, assuming their product defines the effects on drag produced by variations in either property.
- Fluid Mechanics