Accession Number : ADA304107

Title :   Theoretical Aerodynamics.

Descriptive Note : Final rept, 1 Nov 92-31 Oct 95,

Corporate Author : RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INST TROY NY

Personal Author(s) : Cole, Julian D.

PDF Url : ADA304107

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Mathematical and computational studies have been carried out on problems of theoretical aerodynamics. Shock free bodies and optimum critical airfoils have been considered in transonic theory, optimum three-dimensional lifting wings in hypersonic theory. Stability and transition of boundary layers has been analyzed according to triple deck theory. The Benjamin-Davis-Acrivos equation has been derived and it has been shown how solitons can lead to chaotic motion.

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMICS, OPTIMIZATION, COMPUTATIONS, THEORY, BOUNDARY LAYER, AIRFOILS, THREE DIMENSIONAL, SHOCK, MATHEMATICS, TRANSITIONS, HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, WINGS, SOLITONS, LIFTING SURFACES.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE