Subsonic edges in thin-wing and slender-body theory

Milton D. Van Dyke
naca-tn-3343
Nov 1954


A simple technique is presented for correcting the results of thin-wing theory near round or sharp edges at which the normal component of free-stream velocity is subsonic. The flow in planes normal to such edges is actually brought to rest, but thin-wing theory instead predicts infinite velocities.

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