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Sonic-boom minimization with nose-bluntness relaxationA procedure which provides sonic-boom-minimizing equivalent area distributions for supersonic cruise conditions is described. This work extends previous analyses to permit relaxation of the extreme bluntness required by conventional low-boom shapes and includes propagation in a real atmosphere. The procedure provides area distributions which minimize either shock strength or overpressure.
Document ID
19790006829
Document Type
Technical Publication (TP)
Authors
Darden, C. M. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1979
Subject Category
AERODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number
L-12464
NASA-TP-1348
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 505-09-23-11
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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