Method of determining initial tangents of contours of flow variables behind a curved, axially symmetric shock wave

George P. Wood, Paul B. Gooderum
naca-tn-2411
Jul 1951


A general method for calculating the initial tangents of contours of constant density, pressure, and Mach number behind a curved, axially symmetric shock wave has been derived. Initial tangents of density contours are obtained that fair well into contours determined from interferograms for the flow about a sphere at Mach number 1.62.

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