Accession Number : AD0468762

Title :   THREE-DIMENSIONAL CONFIGURATIONS OF MINIMUM TOTAL DRAG IN NEWTONIAN FLOW,

Corporate Author : RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX

Personal Author(s) : Hull, David G.

Report Date : 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Variational problems associated with threedimensional configurations (wings, bodies, and wing-body combinations) are considered, and the minimum drag problem is solved under the assumption that the base area and the wetted area are given while the length and the volume are free. The following hypotheses are employed: the configuration has two planes of symmetry; the angle of attack and the sideslip angle are zero; the pressure distribution is that pertaining to Newtonian flow; and the friction coefficient is constant. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYPERSONIC FLIGHT, DRAG), (*DRAG, HYPERSONIC FLIGHT), WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS, AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS, HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, HYPERSONIC FLOW, PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, WINGS, FUSELAGES.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE