Accession Number : AD0422294

Title :   NOTES ON THE DIFFRACTION OF BLASTS BY FLYING VEHICLES. PART ONE: GENERAL COMMENTS PART TWO: BLAST-WAVE, MACH-WAVE INTERACTION,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Miles,J. W.

Report Date : 26 AUG 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Whitham's technique for the approximate calculation of the diffraction of shock waves by stationary bodies is applied to the diffraction of a blast wave by a Mach wave that emanates from the apex of a thin wedge in supersonic flight. The approximate results tend to the exact results for weak blast waves but are unsatisfactory for very strong blast waves. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRFOILS, BLAST), (*SHOCK WAVES, DIFFRACTION), SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, WEDGES, SUPERSONIC FLOW, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, SUPERSONIC AIRFOILS, MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), INTERFERENCE, SONIC BOOM, AERODYNAMIC LOADING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE