Recent Advances in the Theory of Supersonic Flow,
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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This report contains a series of lectures on supersonic and hypersonic flow delivered at the Naval Ordnance Laboratory during the summer of 1950. The subject matter covers a number of advanced topics in the field of aeroballistics, based on research carried out recently by the author. The results are applicable to the solution of aerodynamic problems in the design of supersonic and hypersonic missiles. An exposition is given of methods to calculate flow about slowly oscillating bodies as well as past yawing bodies of revolution. The report is written in four sections 1 partial differential equations with straight-line characteristics 2 slowly oscillating bodies in linearized supersonic flow 3 supersonic and hypersonic flow past yawing, bodies of revolution 4 the method of characteristics in three-dimensional supersonic flow.
- Guided Missiles
- Fluid Mechanics