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A study of second-order supersonic-flow theory

Van Dyke, Milton D. (1951) A study of second-order supersonic-flow theory. NACA Technical Notes, 2200. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics , Washington, DC. (Submitted)

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Second-order solutions of supersonic-flow problems are sought by iteration, using the linearized solution as the first step. For plane and axially symmetric flows, particular solutions of the iteration equation are discovered which reduce the second-order problem to an equivalent linearized problem. Comparison of second-order solutions with exact and numerical results shows great improvement over linearized theory. For full three-dimensional flow, only a partial particular solution is found. The inclined cone is solved, and the possibility of treating more general problems is considered.

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Subject Keywords:Fundamental aerodynamics; Supersonic flow; Bodies - Aerodynamic theory
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Series Name:NACA Technical Notes
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Deposited By: Melissa Ray
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