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theoretical and computational studies on sonic boom propagation and its submarine impactSonic boom impact on the environment of populated area and habitat has been a major concern for the design, operation, and program planning of super/hypersonic vehicles as well as sE launch. Recent development in sonic boom studies reviewed has made evident need for amending the near-field analysis with nonlinear calculations, but an unambiguous matching procedure to assure waveform-prediction improvement is still lacking. Another problem receiving much attention recently is the renewed issue with 'transition focus booms' particularly the 'superboom' which occurs during a speed change through a threshold Mach number and gives rise to strong wave-focussing effects; however, its intensity and the extent of the impact area not be established from existing methods. A third aspect of a more recent concern is the potential sonic boom impact on pelagic and coastal environment, of which the methodology for defining impact has yet to be adequately developed. The study addresses these three aspects in the frame work of a wave-field analysis for a stratified atmosphere, employing coordinates fixed to the vehicle in steady horizontal motion.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Cheng, H. K.
(University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA United States)
Lee, C. J.
(University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA United States)
Hafez, M. M.
(California Univ. Davis, CA United States)
Guo, W. H.
(California Univ. Davis, CA United States)
Date Acquired
August 17, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 1996
Publication Information
Publication: The 1995 NASA High-Speed Research Program Sonic Boom Workshop
Volume: 1
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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