Approximate theory for calculation of lift of bodies, afterbodies, and combinations of bodies

Barry Moskowitz
naca-tn-2669
Apr 1952


An expression is developed for the lift of a slender afterbody in terms of the (slender-body) approximate potential at the after end in conjunction with a suitably calculated value of the potential at the forward end. The failure of the usual, slender-body, theory to predict any lift on a slender cylindrical afterbody is thereby corrected.

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