Preliminary results of an investigation at transonic speeds to determine the effects of a heated propulsive jet on the drag characteristics of a related series of afterbodies

Henry, Beverly Z , Jr Cahn, Maurice S
March 25, 1955

Preliminary results are presented from an investigation to determine the influence of afterbody geometry on the effects of a sonic propulsive jet at transonic speeds. The results presented are base pressure coefficient and afterbody pressure-drag coefficient as a function of jet pressure ratio for different values of Mach number and jet temperature. Geometric parameters investigated include boattail angle, jet-to-model diameter ratio, and jet-to-base diameter ratio.

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