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Calculation of Pressure Distribution on Airship Hulls

von Kármán, Theodor (1930) Calculation of Pressure Distribution on Airship Hulls. National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics , Washington, DC.

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These calculations, made at the request of the Zeppelin Airship Company of Friederichshafen, Germany, were based on the shape of the ZR III, with the following simplifications: cars, fins, and rudders removed; all cross sections replaced by equivalent circular cross sections. Under these assumptions the pressure distribution was calculated for the following cases: symmetrical case, or flow parallel to the axis; unsymmetrical case, or flow at an angle to the axis. In both cases the simple potential flow first forms the basis for the determination of the pressure distribution.

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Additional Information:No Copyright. Translation of: "Berechnung der Druckverteilung an Luftschiffkorpern." Abhandlungen aus dem Aerodynamischen Institut an der Technischen Hochschule Aachen. No. 6, pp. 3-17, 1927.
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