Parametric Studies of Aft-Body Drag

Shivakumar Swamy, M (1985) Parametric Studies of Aft-Body Drag. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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    Aft-body drag of upswept fuselage is of great concern since it affects the cruise efficiency of Transport - both commercial and Military aircraft. A systematic parametric study of this has been carried out on a typical Military transport aircraft model in the Low Speed Facility of LIRI. The aft body drag was measured using a floor mounted external balance and also by carrying out detailed wake survey. Excellent agreement was found between the drag obtained by the two Techniques. Effects of aft body parameters like section shape, slenderness ratio, closure angle and upsweep have been discussed in detail. A brief survey of other estimation methods is also included.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Afterbody Drag of Upswept Fuselage;Vortex Drag of Upswept Fuselage
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
    Division/Department: Aerodynamics
    Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2012 10:01
    Last Modified: 24 Sep 2012 10:01

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