A study of several theoretical methods for computing the zero-lift wave drag of a family of open-nosed bodies of revolution in the Mach number range of 2.0 to 4.0

Leroy L. Presley, Emmet A. Mossman
naca-tn-4368
Sep 1958


The wave drag of a family of open-nosed bodies of revolution was computed by six approximate theories, first-order perturbation theory, second-order perturbation theory, generalized shock-expansion theory, second-order shock-expansion theory, tangent-wedge theory, and impact theory, and by the method of characteristics for Mach numbers between 2.0 and 4.0.

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