Accession Number : ADA310010

Title :   Theoretical Aerodynamics.

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

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH BOLLING AFB DC

Personal Author(s) : Cole, Julian D.

PDF Url : ADA310010

Report Date : 10 JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : Mathematical and computational studies have been carried out on problems on 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 :   *AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, *BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, OPTIMIZATION, SHOCK WAVES, TURBULENCE, VORTICES, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, MACH NUMBER, HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, AERODYNAMIC LIFT, REYNOLDS NUMBER, TRANSONIC FLOW, THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW, TRANSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, BODIES OF REVOLUTION, LIFTING SURFACES.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE