ILLINI: Aerodynamic Information? =advanced=

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Jul 14, 2004
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You said you had some information for me?
Yes. Howsabout re-posting your question here so everybody can participate? There are a lot of smart folks here, many of whom I'm sure would have valuable contributions.
Anyone got information on lowering the supersonic drag on a rocket?

I know about Von Kaarman nosecones.

There is a lot of disagreement about low supersonic drag fin planforms though. Anyone got information on low drag fins?

GL-P, do you have a copy of MIL-HDBK-762(MI) DESIGN OF AERODYNAMICALLY STABILIZED FREE ROCKETS? It has a lot of info on such subjects. It's on the web somewhere.
Originally posted by bobkrech
Try this website.

There's a lot of good data here.

Bob Krech

Yup. That's the site I was going to send him to also. Running behind on everything today (stinkin' meetings). Thanks for getting that out there.

GL-P: In particular, look at the section on Wave Drag. Then come back here and ask more questions.