Some Measurements of the Buffet Region of a Swept-Wing Research Airplane During Flight to Supersonic Mach Numbers Page: 3 of 16
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2 m NACA RM L53D06
of the buffeting encountered by a swept-wing research airplane during
high-altitude flights at high subsonic and supersonic Mach numbers.
The airplane used for this investigation was an air-launched
rocket-powered version of the Douglas D-558-II research airplanes which
was procured by the Bureau of Aeronautics, Department of the Navy, for
use by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics as part of the
cooperative NACA-Navy transonic flight research program. During explor-
atory flights performed primarily to demonstrate the operational char-
acteristics of the airplane, data were obtained on lateral stability,
longitudinal trim, and buffeting characteristics.
a velocity of sound, ft/sec
CNA airplane normal-force coefficient, nW/qS
g acceleration due to gravity, ft/sec2
hp pressure altitude, ft
M Mach number, V/a
n airplane normal load factor, g units
q free-stream dynamic pressure, =V2, lb/sq ft
S wing area, sq ft
V free-stream velocity, ft/sec
W airplane gross weight, Ib
ZCNA incremental fluctuation of airplane normal-force coefficient
due to buffeting, W6n/qS
An incremental fluctuation of load factor due to buffeting,
p mass density of air, slugs/cu ft
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Baker, Thomas F. Some Measurements of the Buffet Region of a Swept-Wing Research Airplane During Flight to Supersonic Mach Numbers, report, May 28, 1953; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc59778/m1/3/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.