Bodies of Revolution for Minimum Drag at High Supersonic Airspeeds

One of 5,165 reports in the series: NACA Research Memorandums available on this site.

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

Description

From Summary: "Approximate shapes of nonlifting bodies having minimum pressure foredrag at high supersonic airspeeds are calculated.With the aid of Newton's law of resistance, the investigation is carried out for various combinations of the conditions of given body length, base diameter, surface area, and volume. In general it is found that when body length is fixed, the body has a blunt nose; whereas, when the length is not fixed, the body has a sharp nose."

Physical Description

[47] p. : ill.

Creation Information

Eggers, A. J., Jr.; Dennis, David H. & Resnikoff, Meyer M. February 25, 1952.

Context

This report is part of the collection entitled: National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection and one other and was provided by UNT Libraries Government Documents Department to Digital Library, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 36 times . More information about this report can be viewed below.

Who

People and organizations associated with either the creation of this report or its content.

Originator

Provided By

UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Serving as both a federal and a state depository library, the UNT Libraries Government Documents Department maintains millions of items in a variety of formats. The department is a member of the FDLP Content Partnerships Program and an Affiliated Archive of the National Archives.

Contact Us

What

Descriptive information to help identify this report. Follow the links below to find similar items on the Digital Library.

Titles

Description

From Summary: "Approximate shapes of nonlifting bodies having minimum pressure foredrag at high supersonic airspeeds are calculated.With the aid of Newton's law of resistance, the investigation is carried out for various combinations of the conditions of given body length, base diameter, surface area, and volume. In general it is found that when body length is fixed, the body has a blunt nose; whereas, when the length is not fixed, the body has a sharp nose."

Physical Description

[47] p. : ill.

Subjects

Language

Item Type

Identifier

Unique identifying numbers for this report in the Digital Library or other systems.

  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R17279
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930087989 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-A51K27
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930087989
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc59933

Collections

This report is part of the following collections of related materials.

National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Collection

The National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was a U.S. federal agency founded on March 3, 1915 to undertake, promote, and institutionalize aeronautical research. On October 1, 1958 the agency was dissolved, and its assets and personnel transferred to the newly created National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Technical Report Archive and Image Library

This selection of materials from the Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL) includes hard-to-find reports published by various government agencies. The technical publications contain reports, images, and technical descriptions of research performed for U.S. government agencies. Topics range from mining, desalination, and radiation to broader physics, biology, and chemistry studies. Some reports include maps, foldouts, blueprints, and other oversize materials.

What responsibilities do I have when using this report?

When

Dates and time periods associated with this report.

Creation Date

  • February 25, 1952

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Nov. 17, 2011, 10:13 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • March 26, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Usage Statistics

When was this report last used?

Yesterday: 0
Past 30 days: 0
Total Uses: 36

Interact With This Report

Here are some suggestions for what to do next.

Start Reading

PDF Version Also Available for Download.

International Image Interoperability Framework

IIF Logo

We support the IIIF Presentation API

Eggers, A. J., Jr.; Dennis, David H. & Resnikoff, Meyer M. Bodies of Revolution for Minimum Drag at High Supersonic Airspeeds, report, February 25, 1952; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc59933/: accessed December 10, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.