Accession Number : AD0256179

Title :   A TECHNIQUE FOR COMPUTING THREE-DIMENSIONAL STEADY INVISCID SUPERSONIC FLOWS

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL APPLIED SCIENCE LABS INC HEMPSTEAD N Y

Personal Author(s) : MORETTI,GINO

Report Date : 11 JUL 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : A thorough understanding of the supersonic flow past an arbitrarily shaped body can only be achieved by solving the three-dimensional aerodynamic problem. It is well known that only numerical techniques can be used, because of the nonlinearity of the equations. Nevertheless, in the field of engineering, a quick, panoramic survey of a problem is often much more interesting and useful than the exact solution on one particular case. With this in mind, we attempted the building up of a technique to be used on a small computing machine. Its advantages are: the simplicity of the program, which can be understood and eventually modified by engineers, not specially skilled in programming; a direct control of the results, as far as they are typed out; the choice of different degrees of approximation, including a very rough one, apt for getting a first insight on a given body under several conditions, and seeing how it works. In this report, the essential features of the problem are first examined to obtain suggestions for setting up a technique, and then the numerical procedure which has been set up and programmed is outlined.

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, *SUPERSONIC FLOW, GAS FLOW, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES, SHORAN

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE