On the form of the turbulent skin-friction law and its extension to compressible flows

Coleman DuP. Donaldson
May 1952

A derivation of the form of the incompressible turbulent skin-friction law for an insulated flat plate is made in such a way that it may be extended to compressible flows. The ratio of compressible to incompressible skin friction is obtained, and the results are shown to be in agreement with existing experimental results.

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