Accession Number:

AD0738574

Title:

An Investigation of a Wave-Rider at Low Reynolds Numbers,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AERODYNAMISCHE VERSUCHSANSTALT GOETTINGEN (WEST GERMANY) ABTEILUNG RAUMFAHRTAERODYNAMIK

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Calculation of the three-dimensional flow field about hypersonic lifting bodies is difficult because of the complex equations governing the flow at hypersonic speeds. A way to avoid these difficulties is the application of the wave-rider concept which makes use of simple and fundamentally known flow fields by replacing stream surfaces with solid surfaces. Theoretical and experimental data are reported.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE