Accession Number:

AD0295787

Title:

THE HYPERSONIC AREA RULE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The hypersonic area rule has been formulated in a work and in a hypothesis that all the mass of a gas is concentrated in an infinitely thin layer contiguous to the shock wave. According to that rule, when thin non- axially-symmetrical blunt bodies with the same bluntness drag values and the same laws of transverse area change in the direction of the stream and are subjected to flow, the shock-wave surfaces, the laws of pressure change, and the forces of resistance acting on the body coincide. In this process the surfaces of the shock waves have axial symmetry.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE