Ballistic range experiment on the low sonic boom characteristics of supersonic biplane

Atsushi Toyoda, Masayuki Okubo, Shigeru Obayashi, Katsuya Shimizu, Atsushi Matsuda, Akihiro Sasoh

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Abstract

The supersonic biplane model was designed with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for the examination of its low boom characteristic. In order to avoid going into unstart condition without accelerating to the designed Mach number, the location of the winglets was examined. Before actually building the supersonic biplane model, the leading-edge thickness was considered so that the experimental model can be built with a reasonable cost. Then the designed model was launched with the ballistic range for the design verification. Schlieren image was captured to understand the shock wave pattern around the wings. As a result, the designed supersonic biplane flew with the desirable wave cancellation, without going into the unstart condition, as the CFD simulation predicted.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Dec 13
Event48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 2010 Jan 42010 Jan 7

Publication series

Name48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition

Conference

Conference48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period10/1/410/1/7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Toyoda, A., Okubo, M., Obayashi, S., Shimizu, K., Matsuda, A., & Sasoh, A. (2010). Ballistic range experiment on the low sonic boom characteristics of supersonic biplane. In 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition [2010-0873] (48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition).