Unsteady two-dimensional subsonic transonic, and supersonic flow calculations by the method of characteristics

  • Chong-Wei Chu
  • Stefan Nadir
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 59)


The method of characteristics is a workable numerical method for the calculation of unsteady two-dimensional inviscid flow at subsonic, transonic, and supersonic speeds, and for the generation of steady flow solutions.Although the basic scheme is quite well developed, more work needs to be done, particularly in the case of subsonic free stream. The capability of the calculation of unsymmetric flow fields and the inclusion of embedded shock waves need to be developed.


Mach Number Unsteady Flow Supersonic Flow Free Stream Transonic Flow 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chong-Wei Chu
    • 1
  • Stefan Nadir
    • 1
  1. 1.Northrop CorporationAircraft DivisionHawthorneUSA

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