Some observations on the Adams body of minimum wave drag

Ramaswamy, MA and Viswanathan, S (1975) Some observations on the Adams body of minimum wave drag. Journal of Aircraft, 12. pp. 1001-1002. ISSN 0021-8669

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Studies conducted by Adams (1951) with respect to a body of minimum wave drag are considered, taking into account a formula describing the cross-sectional area variation for an optimum body of given length, volume, and base area for minimum wave drag. Attention is given to body shapes and questions of wave drag. The investigation shows that in a range exceeding that studied by Adams there are several optimum bodies for which the maximum area occurs at the base.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Drag (hindrance);Waves;Optimization;Variations;Cross sections;Aircraft;Drag (hindrance);Waves;Optimization; Variations;Cross sections;Aircraft;Bodies of revolution; Minimum drag;Wave drag;Aerodynamic Characteristics;Aircraft design;Axisymmetric bodies
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aerodynamics
Depositing User: M/S ICAST NAL
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2010
Last Modified: 24 May 2010 04:24

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