Accession Number:

AD0747266

Title:

On Three-Dimensional Structure of Transonic Flows,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The basic structure of three-dimensional transonic flows past lifting configurations having finite leading-edge swept angles are studied. Unlike the axisymmetric structure following the transonic area rule, the inviscid transonic small-disturbance regime admits three principal domains, representing different degree of asymmetry controlled by the lift and side forces. An outline of the basic theory and a transonic equivalence rule that follows are presented the implication of this research to other transonic studies related to far-field properties and to flow field computations are discussed. The possibility of an extension and application to yawed critical wings is pointed out. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE