Impingement of water droplets on an ellipsoid with fineness ration 10 in axisymmetric flow

Rinaldo J. Brun, Robert G. Dorsch
May 1954

The presence of radomes and instruments that are sensitive to water films or ice formations in the nose section of all-weather aircraft and missiles necessitates a knowledge of the droplet impingement characteristics of bodies of revolution. Because it is possible to approximate many of these bodies with an ellipsoid of revolution, droplet trajectories about an ellipsoid of revolution with a fineness ratio of 10 were computed for incompressible axisymmetric air flow.

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