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Aircraft Surface Coatings for Drag Reduction/Erosion Protection
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published October 01, 1981 by SAE International in United States
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Several films and spray-on coating materials were investigated to find a smooth, durable coating that would reduce the drag of commercial transports and that would protect the substrate from erosion and corrosion. Two elastomeric polyurethane spray-on coatings were subjected to flight service evaluations on airline transports. Flight test drag measurements showed that the coatings reduced drag compared to some current surface treatments.
CitationKreitinger, R. and Middleton, D., "Aircraft Surface Coatings for Drag Reduction/Erosion Protection," SAE Technical Paper 811070, 1981, https://doi.org/10.4271/811070.
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