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Abstract

▪ Abstract

Early concepts in shock wave drag reduction enabled modern aeronautical systems, and continuing research progress in this arena is crucial for significant improvements in long haul transports and various military platforms and weapons. The research area is rich in concepts/approaches, but many of these have not progressed into the realm of application. This is due in part to a lack of knowledge on the part of the fluids research community concerning the multidisciplinary “real-world” design space/metrics and a consequent lack of the requisite breadth and depth of research information required to evaluate/apply the concept. The article reviews the extant wave drag reduction approaches that are () well understood/applied, () under active study/indicate considerable promise, and () those in the nascent stage only.

Keyword(s): flow control
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2004-01-21
2024-06-19
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