An experimental investigation of the base pressure characteristics of nonlifting bodies of revolution at Mach numbers from 2.73 to 4.98

John O. Reller, Jr., Frank M. Hamaker
naca-rm-a52e20
Sep 1952


An investigation was undertaken in the Ames 10- by 14-inch supersonic wind tunnel to determine some of the base pressure characteristics of related bodies of revolution at zero angle of attack. The basic body shape used in this investigation was 10-caliber tangent ogive nose section combined with a cylindrical afterbody. Other related shapes tested differed in that they had either a blunt-nosed profile or a boat-tailed afterbody.

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