Sonic Boom Literature Survey. Volume I. State of the Art.
Final rept. Jun 72-Sep 73,
BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WASH
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The report provides a reference for investigators in the field of sonic boom to help in eliminating possible duplication of future efforts by compiling in one document the results of all published sonic boom investigations. The report contains a summary of the current state of the art. Its purpose is to acquaint the reader with the subject in sufficient depth to allow evaluation of subsequent technical work or the completion of current unfinished investigations. Fundamental concepts, ideas, and study results of sonic boom work in the areas of generation, propagation, minimization, human response and social criteria, structural response, animal response, threshold Mach number, simulation methods, and instrumentation techniques are summarized. Aspects of sonic boom that need further research are also identified. Modified author abstract