Weldon, Thomas Franklin (1947) The performance of a supersonic airplane. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechETD:etd-09142005-112442
This thesis is primarily a survey of the methods of calculating drag and performance of an airplane capable of supersonic flight. As a basis of presentation of the findings of this survey the drag and performance calculations are worked out for a single place airplane which has a rocket power plant, sweptback wings and other low drag features. These calculations reveal that this airplane should be able to attain a Mach number of 2 at an altitude of 42,000 feet.
|Item Type:||Thesis (Engineer's thesis)|
|Degree Grantor:||California Institute of Technology|
|Division:||Engineering and Applied Science|
|Thesis Availability:||Public (worldwide access)|
|Defense Date:||1 January 1947|
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|Deposited By:||Imported from ETD-db|
|Deposited On:||14 Sep 2005|
|Last Modified:||26 Dec 2012 03:00|
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