Flight investigation of the supersonic area rule for a straight wing-body configuration at Mach numbers between 0.8 and 1.5

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Report discussing an investigation of the supersonic area rule using rocket-propelled zero-lift models of straight wing-body configurations at a range of Mach and Reynolds numbers. The body was modified with symmetrical indentations according to area-rule considerations in order to reduce wave drag. The indentations were found to have an effect at Mach numbers 1.10 and 1.41 but did not have any benefit above Mach number 1.3.

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Hoffman, Sherwood; Wolff, Austin L. & Faget, Maxime A. April 29, 1955.

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  • Main Title: Flight investigation of the supersonic area rule for a straight wing-body configuration at Mach numbers between 0.8 and 1.5
  • Series Title: NACA Research Memorandums

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Report discussing an investigation of the supersonic area rule using rocket-propelled zero-lift models of straight wing-body configurations at a range of Mach and Reynolds numbers. The body was modified with symmetrical indentations according to area-rule considerations in order to reduce wave drag. The indentations were found to have an effect at Mach numbers 1.10 and 1.41 but did not have any benefit above Mach number 1.3.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R17931
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930088641 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-L55C09
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930088641
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc61224

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  • April 29, 1955

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Hoffman, Sherwood; Wolff, Austin L. & Faget, Maxime A. Flight investigation of the supersonic area rule for a straight wing-body configuration at Mach numbers between 0.8 and 1.5, report, April 29, 1955; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc61224/: accessed October 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.