Accession Number : ADP006066

Title :   The Off-Design Performance of Hypersonic Waveriders,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK

Personal Author(s) : Long, Lyle N.

Report Date : NOV 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Waveriders are being considered more and more as potential aerospace vehicles. However there are several questions regarding these configurations that must be answered before they can be considered viable designs. The most significant problems are related to aerothermal heating, propulsion integration, and off design performance. This paper presents off design performance predictions for two generic waveriders. The results are from a numerical method based upon the nonlinear, inviscid Euler equations. Comparisons to experimental data are also shown.

Descriptors :   *AEROSPACEPLANES, *HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, AEROTHERMODYNAMICS, NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE