The aerodynamic design of high Mach number nozzles utilizing axisymmetric flow with application to a nozzle of square test section

Ivan E. Beckwith, Herbert W. Ridyard, Nancy Cromer
Jun 1952

A method is given for the design of three-dimensional nozzles utilizing axisymmetric flow. The nozzle can be designed to produce uniform flow in a test chamber of arbitrary cross section. The method is applied to obtain the final coordinates of a Mach number 10 nozzle for which a square test section is specified to reduce the possibility of axisymmetric imperfections at the wall and to provide for the installation of schlieren windows.

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