Theoretical study of the transonic lift of a double-wedge profile with detached bow wave

Walter G. Vincenti, Cleo B. Wagoner
naca-tn-2832
Dec 1952


A theoretical study is described of the aerodynamic characteristics at small angle of attack of a thin, double-wedge profile in the range of supersonic flight speed in which the how wave is detached. The analysis is carried out within the framework of the transonic (nonlinear) small-disturbance theory, and the effects of angle of attack are regarded as a small perturbation on the flow previously calculated at zero angle.

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