Accession Number:

AD0752881

Title:

Proceedings of the Sonic Boom Symposium (2nd) Sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America (80th Meeting) Held at Houston, Texas on 3 November 1970,

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Corporate Author:

ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA NEW YORK

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Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

A major environmental effect of supersonic flight that sets it apart from other aircraft operations is the sonic boom. The wave pattern that travels with the aircraft--rather like the bow wave of a ship--sweeps over underlying areas and mimics the advancing shock wave of a mild explosion. Impelled by the prospect of civil supersonic transport SST aircraft, there has been a great volume of research on the sonic boom and its effects, particularly during the last decade. The state-of-the-art as of 1965 was summed up in the first Sonic Boom Symposium sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America, held in St. Louis. The state-of-the-art as of 1970 was largely summed up in the second Sonic Boom Symposium held in Houston five years later on 3 November 1970. The 1970 Symposium consisted again of a series of invited papers, for the most part of a survey nature. The authors were drawn from the international community of researchers on sonic boom and its effects. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Acoustics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE