Accession Number : AD0652805

Title :   A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF CURVED BOW SHOCK FRONTS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEFENSE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Miller,P. H.

Report Date : NOV 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Several curve fitting techniques were investigated in an attempt to develop an analytical expression which accurately describes the curved bow shock front produced by pointed bodies of revolution at angles of attack in a supersonic stream. The methods employed provided a curve fit with reasonable accuracy; however, from an analytical viewpoint difficulty was experienced with each of the methods in the satisfaction of one or more of the shock front boundary conditions. These difficulties were not considered serious, provided the local slope and curvature of the shock front were not required along the entire shock front. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, *SUPERSONIC FLOW), (*BODIES OF REVOLUTION, SHOCK WAVES), CURVED PROFILES, ANGLE OF ATTACK, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, EXPONENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE