Nonlifting wing-body combinations with certain geometric restraints having minimum wave drag at low supersonic speeds

Harvard Lomax
naca-report-1297
Jan 1957


Several variational problems involving optimum wing and body combinations having minimum wave drag for different kinds of geometrical restraints are analyzed. Particular attention is paid to the effect on the wave drag of shortening the fuselage and, for slender axially symmetric bodies, the effect of fixing the fuselage diameter at several points or even of fixing whole portions of its shape.

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