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DEVELOPMENT OF SUBSONIC BASE PRESSURE PREDICTION METHODS, VOLUME I.
GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV
A combined analytic-experimental investigation of the subsonic base pressure phenomenon, especially as applied to blunt bodies typical of hypersonic flight vehicles, results in the development of a generalized method to predict base pressure in three-dimensional flow at subsonic speeds. A mathematical description of the fluid mechanics of steady two-dimensional subsonic base flow is developed. Two and three-dimensional wind tunnel testing of blunt based configurations is used to verify the two-dimensional analytic solution and obtain empirical relations which extend the analysis to three-dimensional base flow. Author
See also Volume 2, AD-475 671.