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Terminal Sinking Velocities for a Series of Flat Nosed Bodies

Waid, R. L. (1952) Terminal Sinking Velocities for a Series of Flat Nosed Bodies. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished) http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20150506-102521292

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Abstract

Drag studies were made on a series of models having varying degrees of bluntness and varying length-to-diameter ratios. Using the drag coefficients obtained from the tests, terminal sinking velocities in sea water were calculated for various volumes and densities. It was found that the terminal sinking velocity of a blunt-nosed body could be increased 15 percent if the length-to-diameter ratio was increased from 7 to 14 for the same volume. The terminal sinking velocity of a fine-nosed body could be increased only 2 percent if the length-to-diameter ratio was increased from 6 to 12.


Item Type:Report or Paper (Project Report)
Additional Information:Department of the Navy Bureau of Ordnance Contract NOrd 9612. Report E-12.10.
Group:Hydrodynamics Laboratory
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