Accession Number : AD0738574

Title :   An Investigation of a Wave-Rider at Low Reynolds Numbers,

Corporate Author : AERODYNAMISCHE VERSUCHSANSTALT GOETTINGEN (WEST GERMANY) ABTEILUNG RAUMFAHRTAERODYNAMIK

Personal Author(s) : Hefer,G.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Calculation of the three-dimensional flow field about hypersonic lifting bodies is difficult because of the complex equations governing the flow at hypersonic speeds. A way to avoid these difficulties is the application of the wave-rider concept which makes use of simple and fundamentally known flow fields by replacing stream surfaces with solid surfaces. Theoretical and experimental data are reported.

Descriptors :   (*LIFTING REENTRY VEHICLES, HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS), SHOCK WAVES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, WEDGES, PRESSURE, ANGLE OF ATTACK, LIFT, DRAG, WEST GERMANY

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE