Measurements are reported for air drag on fine filaments whose axes are oriented at oblique and normal angles to the air velocity. In terms of the drag coefficient CDN the data are fit well by the following relation: CDN = 6.96(ReDN)−0.440(d/d0)0.404, where ReDN is the Reynolds number based on flow normal to the fiber axis, and d/d0 is a dimensionless fiber diameter. A wide range of conditions were tested: filament diameters ranged from 13 to 390 microns, gas velocities ranged from 22 to 83 m/s, and …
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