Vorticity Generation of a Body of Revolution at an Angle of Attack

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E. J. Rodgers

Garfield Thomas Water Tunnel, Ordnance Research Laboratory; Department of Aeronautical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

J. Basic Eng 86(4), 845-850 (Dec 01, 1964) (6 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3655972 History: Received December 30, 1963; Online November 03, 2011


An experimentally obtained velocity field about a body of revolution at a small angle of attack, and at subsonic velocity, is used to determine the vorticity distribution about the body. Surface-flow visualization and pressure-distribution tests are used to supplement the vorticity-distribution data in attempting to explain the mechanisms of the flow, and thus the differences between the real flow and that predicted by potential theory.

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