Investigation of distributed surface roughness on a body of revolution at a Mach number of 1.61

K. R. Czarnecki, Ross B. Robinson, John H. Hilton, Jr.
naca-tn-3230
Jun 1954


An investigation has been made of the effects of distributed surface roughness, consisting of lathe-tool marks, on the skin-friction drag of a body of revolution at a Mach number of 1.61. The tests were made on ogive-cylinders at zero angle of attack over a roughness range from 23 to 480 microinches root mean square over Reynolds number range from 2.5 X 10(exp 6) to 37 X 10(exp 6).

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