Puckett, Allen E. (1949) Supersonic wave drag of thin airfoils. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-06232004-141931
The linearization of the equations of motion for the supersonic flow of a perfect fluid is discussed, and methods of solution using elementary source sink solutions are developed. These methods are applied to the calculation of performance of several types of three-dimensional supersonic airfoils; in particular, the drag at zero lift of a family of almost triangular, symmetrical wings is calculated. The significance of the results is discussed.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))|
|Subject Keywords:||airfoils ; Aeronautics|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1949|
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|Deposited By:||Imported from ETD-db|
|Deposited On:||24 Jun 2004|
|Last Modified:||17 Oct 2014 19:04|
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