Application of the generalized shock-expansion method to inclined bodies of revolution traveling at high supersonic airspeeds

Raymond C. Savin
Apr 1955

The generalized shock-expansion method is applied to obtain solutions to the flow field about pointed bodies of revolution at high supersonic airspeeds and small angles of attack. Simple explicit expressions are obtained for the surface Mach numbers and surface pressures in the special case of slender bodies. In the case of inclined cones, algebraic solutions are obtained defining the entire flow field. Experimental pressure-distribution data for cones and ogives at Mach numbers from 3 to 5 are included.

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