DESCRIPTION AND EVALUATION OF A DIGITAL-COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CALCULATING THE VISCOUS DRAG OF BODIES OF REVOLUTION

A digital-computer program has been written for calculating the viscous drag of streamlined bodies of revolution in constant-density axial flow. The integral approach adopted incorporates recently improved methods for predicting the transition point and for calculating the turbulent boundary layer. The inputs to the computer program are the body geometry, the associated inviscid pressure distribution, and the body-length Reynolds number. Agreement of calculated and measured drag coefficients is good, particularly in cases where the transition point is predicted accurately. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    David Taylor Naval Ship R&D Center

    Bethesda, MD  USA  20084
  • Authors:
    • Kerney, K P
    • White, N M
  • Publication Date: 1975-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 148 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138550
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DTSRDC-4641 R&D Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 4 1976 12:00AM