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Extreme shockwave systems in problems of external supersonic aerodynamics


The stationary shockwave systems (the sequences of shocks, isentropic expansion and compression waves), which arise at a planar supersonic flow of perfect inviscid gas around the bodies are investigated theoretically. The domains of the existence of shockwave systems under consideration are found analytically and numerically for the model problems of supersonic aerodynamics (the flow around a single plate, the plate with the frontal shield, polygonal profiles), the parameters of systems are determined, which provide the extrema of the force and thermal loadings as well as of the aerodynamic coefficients of streamlined bodies.

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Uskov, V.N., Chernyshov, M.V. Extreme shockwave systems in problems of external supersonic aerodynamics. Thermophys. Aeromech. 21, 15–30 (2014).

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Key words

  • shockwave systems
  • supersonic flow
  • interaction of shocks and Prandtl—Meyer waves