Theoretical and experimental investigation of additive drag

Sibulkin, Merwin
May 21, 1951

The significance of additive drag is discussed and equations for determining its approximate value are derived. Charts are presented giving values of additive drag for open-nose inlets and for annular-nose inlets with conical flow at the inlet. The effects of variable inlet total-pressure recovery and static pressures on the center body are investigated, and an analytical method of predicting the variation of pressure on the center body with mass-flow ratio is given. Experimental values of additive drag are compared with values predicted by the methods.

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