A low-speed investigation of a fuselage-side air inlet for use at transonic flight speeds

Mark R. Nichols, Edwin B. Goral
Apr 1952

Low-speed pressure-recovery and surface-pressure measurements for a twin fuselage-side air-inlet arrangement intended for use at transonic speeds are presented. The model was developed by adding a canopy and nose-wheel fairing to basic transonic annular inlet studied in TN 2685. The results indicate shape requirements of fuselage nose, canopy, and nose-wheel fairing for maintaining substream surface velocities everywhere ahead of entrance.

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