Jet effects on base and afterbody pressures of a cylindrical afterbody at transonic speeds

Cubbage, James M , Jr
naca-rm-l56c21
May 23, 1956


An investigation of the effects of jet nozzle geometry, size of base annulus, and base bleed upon the base and afterbody pressures of a cylindrical afterbody at transonic speeds has been conducted. Sonic and supersonic conical nozzles with jet-to-base diameter ratios from 0.25 to 0.85 were investigated with a cold jet at jet total-pressure ratios up to approximately 8.0 through a Mach number range from 0.6 to 1.25. Base pressure coefficients of about -0.55 were measured for the sonic nozzles at a Mach number of 1 or greater. The jet-to-base diameter ratio had a substantial effect on the base pressure obtained on the cylindrical afterbody of this investigation. Base bleed was beneficial in increasing the base pressure under certain conditions but had little or no effect at certain other conditions.

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