A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF CURVED BOW SHOCK FRONTS.
TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEFENSE RESEARCH LAB
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Several curve fitting techniques were investigated in an attempt to develop an analytical expression which accurately describes the curved bow shock front produced by pointed bodies of revolution at angles of attack in a supersonic stream. The methods employed provided a curve fit with reasonable accuracy however, from an analytical viewpoint difficulty was experienced with each of the methods in the satisfaction of one or more of the shock front boundary conditions. These difficulties were not considered serious, provided the local slope and curvature of the shock front were not required along the entire shock front. Author
- Fluid Mechanics