Drag on a smooth flat plate with a fence
A method is presented which permits the determination of the drag on a smooth flat plate when the boundary layer along it is disturbed by a two dimensional, sharp edged fence. This method depends on the knowledge of the drag coefficient of a fence immersed in a boundary layer, and on the friction along the smooth plate in the disturbed boundary layer. The drag coefficient for the fence is calculated using arguments of free streamline theory. The friction along the smooth plate is determined approximately from experimental data. The results are applied to experimental findings of Wieghardt and ...
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