Flow separation from rods ahead of blunt noses at Mach number 2.72

Jones, Jim J
July 15, 1952

An experimental investigation in the Langley Gas Dynamics Laboratory has been made of the flow separation from slender rods mounted to extend forward along the axes of symmetry of blunt-nosed bodies. The mechanism of the separation and its governing criteria are discussed. Drag data at a Mach number of 2.72 for various rod lengths and nose radii at an angle of attack of zero degrees are presented. It was found that the drag coefficients of blunt noses could be appreciably reduced by the use of protruding rods. Criteria for rod length which gives lowest drag are given. (author)

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