RE-EXAMINATION OF COMPLIANT WALL EXPERIMENTS IN AIR WITH WATER SUBSTRATES

Previous investigations of possible drag reduction using compliant waves have been reexamined. In an attempt to duplicate the earlier experiments, standing waves were observed to form on the compliant surface as the freestream velocity was increased from 15 m/sec to 30 m/sec. These waves resembled sine waves. The results obtained suggest a possible explanation for the large apparent drag reductions obtained previously with compliant walls (with liquid substrates).

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Hefner, J N
    • Weinstein, L M
  • Publication Date: 1976-8

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 502-503
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00148527
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: N8
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1977 12:00AM