Fluid Dynamics

, Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 77–83 | Cite as

Optimum supersonic profile of given thickness

  • V. I. Zubov


The problem of determining the profile possessing minimum wave drag in a uniform supersonic free gas stream is considered. The length, thickness, and angle of attack of the body are considered given. The analysis is limited to the class of bodies for which attached shocks originate during the flow. It is assumed that the flow is supersonic in the domains of influence of the components of the desired contour and there are no internal shocks. The problem is studied within the framework, of model and exact formulations. Results of numerical computations are presented.


Numerical Computation Exact Formulation Wave Drag Internal Shock Minimum Wave 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. I. Zubov
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow

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