Experimental and theoretical studies of area suction for the control of the laminar boundary layer on an NACA 64a010 airfoil

Braslow, Albert L., Burrows, Dale L., Tetervin, Neal., Visconti, Fioravante.

A low-turbulence wind-tunnel investigation was made of an NACA 64a010 airfoil having a porous surface to determine the reduction in section total-drag coefficient that might be obtained at large Reynolds numbers by the use of suction to produce continuous inflow through the surface of the airfoil (area suction). In addition to the experimental investigation, a related theoretical analysis was made to provide a basis of comparison for the test results.

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