Aerodynamic Problems of Hypersonic Vehicles. Volume 1
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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The purpose of the lecture series was to review current progress on specific areas of hypersonic vehicle design. Some general conclusions from the course can be stated. Lectures on vehicle optimisation were presented in which a generalised approach was used and the concept of the waverider was thoroughly discussed. Heating was highlighted as one of the most important problem areas in the aerodynamic design of hypersonic vehicles. Considerable emphasis was placed on the need to develop large hypersonic facilities in which complete configurations can be tested and on the desirability of conducting free-flight tests.
- Fluid Mechanics
- Unmanned Spacecraft