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system-level experimental validations for supersonic commercial transport aircraft entering service in the 2018-2020 time periodThis report describes the work conducted by The Boeing Company under American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and NASA funding to experimentally validate the conceptual design of a supersonic airliner feasible for entry into service in the 2018 to 2020 timeframe (NASA N+2 generation). The report discusses the design, analysis and development of a low-boom concept that meets aggressive sonic boom and performance goals for a cruise Mach number of 1.8. The design is achieved through integrated multidisciplinary optimization tools. The report also describes the detailed design and fabrication of both sonic boom and performance wind tunnel models of the low-boom concept. Additionally, a description of the detailed validation wind tunnel testing that was performed with the wind tunnel models is provided along with validation comparisons with pretest Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Finally, the report describes the evaluation of existing NASA sonic boom pressure rail measurement instrumentation and a detailed description of new sonic boom measurement instrumentation that was constructed for the validation wind tunnel testing.
Document ID
20130011026
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Magee, Todd E.
(Boeing Research and Technology Huntington Beach, CA, United States)
Wilcox, Peter A.
(Boeing Research and Technology Huntington Beach, CA, United States)
Fugal, Spencer R.
(Boeing Research and Technology Huntington Beach, CA, United States)
Acheson, Kurt E.
(Boeing Research and Technology Huntington Beach, CA, United States)
Adamson, Eric E.
(Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Seattle, WA, United States)
Bidwell, Alicia L.
(Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Seattle, WA, United States)
Shaw, Stephen G.
(Boeing Commercial Airplane Co. Seattle, WA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 2013
Subject Category
Aeronautics (General)
Report/Patent Number
NF1676L-15631
NASA/CR-2013-217797
Funding Number(s)
TASK: NNL10AA00T
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNL08AA16B
WBS: WBS 475122.02.07.03.03
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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