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A study of sonic boom overpressure trends with respect to weight, altitude, Mach number, and vehicle shapingThis paper presents and discusses trends in nose shock overpressure generated by two conceptual Mach 2.0 configurations. One configuration was designed for high aerodynamic efficiency, while the other was designed to produce a low boom, shaped-overpressure signature. Aerodynamic lift, sonic boom minimization, and Mach-sliced/area-rule codes were used to analyze and compute the sonic boom characteristics of both configurations with respect to cruise Mach number, weight, and altitude. The influence of these parameters on the overpressure and the overpressure trends are discussed and conclusions are given.
Document ID
19900032761
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Needleman, Kathy E. (Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co. Hampton, VA, United States)
Mack, Robert J. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
AERODYNAMICS
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 90-0367
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other