THE OPTIMUM SHAPING OF AXISYMMETRIC BODIES FOR MINIMUM DRAG IN INCOMPRESSIBLE FLOW

The hydrodynamic problem is the design of submerged minimum drag axisymmetric vehicles for a specified enclosed volume and constant speed. Drag is to be minimized. Drag reduction is to be accomplished solely through manipulation of the vehicle shape; other means of drag reduction, such as polymer injection into the boundary layer, are not considered. A drag model, valid for nonseparating flows, consists of computer programs available in the literature, representative of state-of-the-art drag prediction methods.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University

    Automatic Control Center
    Lafayette, Indiana,   USA 
  • Authors:
    • Parsons, J S
    • Goodson, R E
  • Publication Date: 1972-6

Media Info

  • Pagination: 200 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041259
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ACC-72-5; TR-4 Tech Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-67-A-02260012
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 23 1973 12:00AM