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Numerical simulation of steady supersonic flow over spinning bodies of revolutionA recently reported parabolized Navier-Stokes code has been employed to compute the supersonic flowfield about a spinning cone and spinning and nonspinning ogive cylinder and boattailed bodies of revolution at moderate incidence. The computations were performed for flow conditions where extensive measurements for wall pressure, boundary-layer velocity profiles, and Magnus force had been obtained. Comparisons between the computational results and experiment indicate excellent agreement for angles of attack up to 6 deg. At angles greater than 6 deg discrepancies are noted which are tentatively attributed to turbulence modeling errors. The comparisons for Magnus effects show that the code accurately predicts the effects of body shape for the selected models.
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Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Sturek, W. B. (U.S. Army, Ballistics Research Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground MD, United States)
Schiff, L. B. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 11, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: AIAA Journal
Volume: 20
Subject Category
Distribution Limits