Applicability of the hypersonic similarity rule to pressure distributions which include the effects of rotation for bodies of revolution at zero angle of attack

Vernon J. Rossow
Jun 1951

The analysis of Technical Note 2250, 1950, is extended to include the effects of flow rotation. It is found that the theoretical pressure distributions over drive cylinders can be related by the hypersonic similarity rule with sufficient accuracy for most engineering purposes. The error introduced into pressure distributions and drag effective cylinders by ignoring the rotation term in the characteristic equations is investigated.

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