Accession Number : AD0435078


Title :   AN ITERATIVE METHOD FOR APPROXIMATING THE FLOW FIELD ABOUT A SUPERSONIC BLUNT BODY,


Descriptive Note : Technical note


Corporate Author : BROWN ENGINEERING CO INC HUNTSVILLE ALA


Personal Author(s) : Nelson,Paul , Jr


Report Date : Oct 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : An iterative method is described for approximating the inviscid flow field about a supersonic axisymmetric blunt body. The unique feature of the method is the use of a shock condition as the key in obtaining successive approximations. The method is not particularly suitable for obtaining results in closed form, but should be reasonably convenient for numerical computation. An approximation to the flow of an ideal gas about a sphere is obtained by applying a similar method to an approximate set of flow equations. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SUPERSONIC FLOW , SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , BLUNT BODIES , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , ITERATIONS , SPHERES , SHOCK WAVES , AXISYMMETRIC FLOW


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE