Survey of some preliminary investigations of supersonic diffusers at high Mach numbers

Edgar M. Cortright, Jr., James F. Connors
naca-rm-e52e20
Jul 1952


Design studies of long-range supersonic missiles indicate the Mach number range of 3 to 4 to be of considerable promise. Accordingly, the NACA is conducting research on the performance of a wide variety of supersonic diffusers in this range. The initial phase of this research is concerned primarily with the characteristics of conventional axially symmetric diffusers operating at design values of flight Mach number.

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