O'Reilly logo

Collected Works of H. S. Tsien (1938-1956) by Tsien H S

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Airfoils in Slightly Supersonic Flow

Hsue-shen Tsien* and Judson R. Baron**

(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Summary

An investigation is made to determine the performance of simple thin airfoils in the slightly supersonic flow region with the aid of the nonlinear transonic theory first developed by von Kármán[1]. Expressions for the pressure coefficient across an oblique shock and a Prandtl-Meyer expansion are developed in terms of a transonic similarity parameter. Aerodynamic coefficients are calculated in similarity form for the flat plate and asymmetric wedge airfoils, and curves are plotted. Sample curves for a flat plate and a specific asymmetric wedge are plotted on the usual coordinate grid of Cl, Cd,andversus angle of attack ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required