Two-dimensional subsonic flow past elliptic cylinder by the variational method

G. V. R. Rao
naca-tn-2666
Mar 1952


A method of solution is presented for compressible fluid flow past an elliptic cylinder by means of the variational method. The solution is obtained as a function of thickness ratio and free-stream Mach number. Numerical examples are carried out for several thickness ratios and Mach numbers and the results are compared with those obtained by other methods.

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