Aerodynamic performance of the three-dimensional lifting supersonic biplane

Masahito Yonezawa, Shigeru Obayashi

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Abstract

This paper investigates the aerodynamic performance of the three-dimensional lifting supersonic biplane and its sonic boom. Although the Busemann biplane is known to cancel the wave drag, it does not produce lift, either. A few decades later, the supersonic biplane airfoils with lift were reported. This paper extends their ideas to the three-dimensional biplane. The aerodynamic performance was revealed by using computational fluid dynamics. The possibility of sonic boom mitigation due to shock wave interaction was demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)983-991
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Aircraft
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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