Theoretical and experimental analysis of low-drag supersonic inlets having a circular cross section and a central body at Mach numbers 3.30, 2.75, and 2.45

Antonio Ferri, Louis M. Nucci

Contains theoretical and experimental analysis of circular inlets having a central body at Mach numbers of 3.30, 2.75, and 2.45. The inlets have been designed in order to have low drag and high pressure recovery. The pressure recoveries obtained are of the same order of magnitude as those previously obtained by inlets having very large external drag.

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