Comparison between theory and experiment for wings at supersonic speeds

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This paper presents a critical comparison made between experimental and theoretical results for the aerodynamic characteristics of wings at supersonic flight speeds. As a preliminary, a brief, nonmathematical review is given of the basic assumptions and general findings of supersonic wing theory in two and three dimensions. Published data from two-dimensional pressure-distribution tests are then used to illustrate the effects of fluid viscosity and to assess the accuracy of linear theory as compared with the more exact theories which are available in the two-dimensional case. Finally, an account is presented of an NACA study of the over-all force characteristics of ... continued below

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Vincenti, Walter G. May 3, 1950.

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This paper presents a critical comparison made between experimental and theoretical results for the aerodynamic characteristics of wings at supersonic flight speeds. As a preliminary, a brief, nonmathematical review is given of the basic assumptions and general findings of supersonic wing theory in two and three dimensions. Published data from two-dimensional pressure-distribution tests are then used to illustrate the effects of fluid viscosity and to assess the accuracy of linear theory as compared with the more exact theories which are available in the two-dimensional case. Finally, an account is presented of an NACA study of the over-all force characteristics of three-dimensional wings at supersonic speed.

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757 - 767 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R21376
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930092086 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TR-1033
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930092086
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc60376

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Vincenti, Walter G. Comparison between theory and experiment for wings at supersonic speeds, report, May 3, 1950; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc60376/: accessed July 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.