NEWTONIAN FLOW THEORY FOR SLENDER BODIES,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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As an aid to the aerodynamicist in the design of airframes for hypersonic speeds speeds faster than about March 5, Newtonian flow theory is examined from the point of view of gas dynamics and hypersonic small-disturbance theory. A general solution of the first approximation for the flow past slender bodies bodies which cause only a small disturbance to the stream at zero angle of attack is given. An important condition which limits the application of the theory is noted namely, that the pressure coefficient on the surface not fall to zero. The theory is then applied to cones and to bodies whose shape is r x to the nth power.