Preliminary investigation of effect on performance of dividing conical-spike nose inlets into halves at Mach numbers 1.5 to 2.0

Allen, John L
December 19, 1955

Inserting a splitter plate in the subsonic diffuser caused a pressure-recovery loss of about 1 percent for an inlet with a long nearly constant-area throat section. The loss was due to the increased surface area. Another inlet, which had a comparatively rapid area increase immediately after the throat, experienced pressure-recovery losses of 5 and 6 percent at Mach numbers of 1.8 and 2.0, respectively, and about 1 percent at Mach 1.5.

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