Theoretical characteristics of two-dimensional supersonic control surfaces

Robert R. Morrissette, Lester F. Oborny
naca-tn-2486
Oct 1951


The Busemann second-order-approximation theory for the pressure distribution over a two-dimensional airfoil in supersonic flow was used to determine some of the aerodynamic characteristics of uncambered symmetrical parabolic and double-wedge airfoils with leading-edge and trailing-edge flaps. The characteristics presented and discussed in this paper are: flap effectiveness factor, rate of change of hinge-moment coefficient with flap deflection, rate of change of the pitching-moment coefficient with flap deflection, rate of change of the pitching-moment coefficient about the mid chord with flap deflection, and the location of the center of pressure of the airfoil-flap combination.

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