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Fuselage and nacelle effects on airplanes as determined by a statistical study of data from the GALCIT 10-foot tunnel

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Williams, Edgar P. (1942) Fuselage and nacelle effects on airplanes as determined by a statistical study of data from the GALCIT 10-foot tunnel. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01282009-104914

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An attempt to base fuselage drag upon wetted area showed no less scatter than [...] as a function of fineness ratio. For average values of [...] for fuselages and flying boat hulls see Figure 12.

The destabilizing effect of fuselages and flying boat hulls based on the volume of a circumscribed cylinder is given in figure 22 as a function of the c.g. position. The fuselage body appears to act somewhat analogous to an airfoil with an aerodynamic center at a point somewhere between the 0.2 and 0.3 body position.

The effect of fuselages and flying boat hulls on [...] is given by figures 23 through 29. One set of figures gives [...] as a function of the destabilizing effect and the other set as a function of the c.g. position.

No successful means of correlating nacelle data was found. Figures 30 through 33 show the magnitude of nacelle drag and moment effects.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Millikan, Clark Blanchard
Thesis Committee:
  • Millikan, Clark Blanchard (chair)
  • Klein, Arthur Louis
  • Stewart, Homer Joseph
  • Marquardt, R. E.
Defense Date:1 January 1942
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-01282009-104914
Persistent URL:http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-01282009-104914
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ID Code:394
Collection:CaltechTHESIS
Deposited By: Imported from ETD-db
Deposited On:28 Jan 2009
Last Modified:26 Dec 2012 02:29

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