Performance characteristics at Mach numbers to 2.0 of various types of side inlets mounted on fuselage of proposed supersonic airplane I : two-dimensional compression-ramp inlets with semicircular cowls

Alfred S. Valerino
naca-rm-e52e02
Jul 1952


An experimental investigation was conducted to determine the performance of twin-scoop side inlets located on the fuselage of a proposed aircraft in a region of large boundary-layer thickness. Inlet configurations with subsonic and supersonic cowlings which utilized two-dimensional compression ramps and ram-type scoops for boundary-layer-removal systems were investigated at free-stream Mach numbers of 0, 0.63, and 1.5 to 2.0

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