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Fitting aerodynamics and propulsion into the puzzleThe development of an airbreathing single-stage-to-orbit vehicle, in particular the problems of aerodynamics and propulsion integration, is examined. The boundary layer transition on constant pressure surfaces at hypersonic velocities, and the effects of noise on the transition are investigated. The importance of viscosity, real-gas effects, and drag at hypersonic speeds is discussed. A propulsion system with sufficient propulsive lift to enhance the performance of the vehicle is being developed. The difficulties of engine-airframe integration are analyzed.
Document ID
19880023141
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Johnston, Patrick J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Whitehead, Allen H., Jr. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Chapman, Gary T. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Aerospace America
Volume: 25
ISSN: 0740-722X
Subject Category
AIRCRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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