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A New Law for Calculating Drag: The Resistance of a Smooth Flat Plate with Turbulent Boundary Layer

V.M. Falkner, B.Sc, A.M.I.Mech.E. (Of the Aerodynamics Department, N.P.L.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 March 1943

Abstract

IN this paper an examination is made of some of the evidence on which the resistance law of a smooth flat plate with turbulent boundary layer is based. It is shown that a power index law for the resistance agrees with experiment quite as well as formula; involving logarithms. The suggested new value for the coefficient of

Citation

Falkner, V.M. (1943), "A New Law for Calculating Drag: The Resistance of a Smooth Flat Plate with Turbulent Boundary Layer", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 15 No. 3, pp. 65-69. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030997

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