Determination of the Profile Drag of an Airplane Wing in Flight at High Reynolds Numbers

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"Flight tests were made to determine the profile-drag coefficients of a portion of the original wing surface of an all-metal airplane and of a portion of the wing made aerodynamically smooth and more nearly fair than the original section. The wing section was approximately the NACA 2414.5. The tests were carried out over a range of airplane speeds giving a maximum Reynolds number of 15,000,000. Tests were also carried out to locate the point of transition from laminar to turbulent boundary layer and to determine the velocity distribution along the upper surface of the wing" (p. 483).

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p. 483-491 : ill.

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Bicknell, Joseph January 6, 1939.

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  • Main Title: Determination of the Profile Drag of an Airplane Wing in Flight at High Reynolds Numbers
  • Series Title: NACA Technical Reports

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"Flight tests were made to determine the profile-drag coefficients of a portion of the original wing surface of an all-metal airplane and of a portion of the wing made aerodynamically smooth and more nearly fair than the original section. The wing section was approximately the NACA 2414.5. The tests were carried out over a range of airplane speeds giving a maximum Reynolds number of 15,000,000. Tests were also carried out to locate the point of transition from laminar to turbulent boundary layer and to determine the velocity distribution along the upper surface of the wing" (p. 483).

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p. 483-491 : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R21032
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930091742 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-667
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930091742
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc66325

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  • January 6, 1939

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Bicknell, Joseph. Determination of the Profile Drag of an Airplane Wing in Flight at High Reynolds Numbers, report, January 6, 1939; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc66325/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.