The drag of C class airship hull with varying length of cylindric midships

Zahm, A F Smith, R H Hill, G C
naca-report-138
1923


A model of the C class airship hull, when severed at its major section and provided with a cylindric mid-body of variable length, had its air resistance increased about in proportion to the length of the mid-body up to 3 diameters, and in about the manner to be expected from the increase of skin friction on this variable length. For greater length the drag increased less and less rapidly.

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