Review of some recent data on buffet boundaries

Paul E. Purser
May 1951

A study has been made of a large amount of data pertaining to high-speed buffet boundaries of various airplane configurations. The data indicate a strong influence of wing configuration on buffet boundaries. Based on the comparisons available, reasonably accurate estimates of the buffet boundary can probably be made for unswept wings with thickness ratios above 8 to 10 percent. Accurate estimates can not yet be made for swept wings.

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