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Prediction of Airplane Sonic-Boom Pressure FieldsThis paper presents a discussion of the sensitivity of supersonic-transport design and operation to sonic-boom considerations and shows the necessity for a study of these problems early in the development program. Methods of predicting pressure signatures are outlined and examples of the correlation of these estimates with wind-tunnel and flight measurements are shown. Estimates of sonic-boom characteristics for a representative supersonic transport show that in the critical transonic acceleration portion of the flight, overpressures somewhat lower than estimated by the use of far-field assumptions may be expected. Promising design possibilities for the achievement of further overpressure reductions are explored.
Document ID
20000011993
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Carlson, Harry W. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
McLean, F. Edward (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Middleton, Wilbur D. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1965
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Conference on Aircraft Operating Problems: A Compilation of the Papers Presented
Subject Category
Acoustics
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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