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Flight techniques for determining airplane drag at high Mach numbers

De E. Beeler

Flight techniques for determining airplane drag at high Mach numbers

by De E. Beeler

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Published by Agard in Paris .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Presented at the Flight Test Panel held in Brussels, August 1956.

Statementby De E. Beeler, Donald R. Bellman and Edwin J. Saltzman.
SeriesAgard report -- 84
ContributionsBellman, Donald R., Saltzman, Edwin J., Advisory Group for Aeronautical Research andDevelopment. Flight Test Panel.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19685523M

Transonic flight problems may include force divergence, increase in CD, decrease in CL, tuckunder, buffet, control surface buzz, loss of control effectiveness Above about mach 2, the stragith wing aircraft has a lower drag than a 60 degree swept wing aircraft.   As an aircraft moves through the air, the air molecules near the aircraft are disturbed and move around the aircraft. If the aircraft passes at a low speed, typically less than mph, it is observed that the density of the air remains constant. For higher speeds, some of the energy of the aircraft goes into compressing the air and locally changing the density of the air.

  In the previous post we introduced the four fundamental forces acting on an aircraft during flight: Lift, Drag, Thrust and Weight and examined how they interact with one-another. We are now going to look more closely at the two aerodynamic forces Lift and will look at the relationship between the two forces, study how they interact with one another, and learn how to non . Coffin corner (also known as the aerodynamic ceiling or Q corner) is the region of flight where a fast but subsonic fixed-wing aircraft's stall speed is near the critical Mach number, at a given gross weight and G-force this region of flight, it is very difficult to keep an airplane in stable flight. Because the stall speed is the minimum speed required to maintain level flight, any.

  The drag coefficient is a number that aerodynamicists use to model all of the complex dependencies of shape, inclination, and flow conditions on aircraft equation is simply a rearrangement of the drag equation where we solve for the drag coefficient in terms of the other variables. The drag coefficient Cd is equal to the drag D divided by the quantity: density r times half . In aerodynamics, wave drag consists of multiple components depending on the speed regime of the flight. In transonic flight (Mach numbers greater than about and less than about ), wave drag is the result of the formation of shockwaves in the fluid, formed when local areas of supersonic (Mach number greater than ) flow are created.


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Flight techniques for determining airplane drag at high Mach numbers by De E. Beeler Download PDF EPUB FB2

FLIGHT TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING AIRPLANE DRAG AT HIGH MACH NUMBERS Authors: De E. Beeler, Donald R. Bellmen and Edwin J. Saltzman Report Number: NACA-TN Performing Organization: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, CA Availability: Format(s) on-line: Postscript (1, KBytes) PDF (1, KBytes) Report Date: August The accelerometer method for determining drag was found to be the most satisfactory method for research work, because it is the only method permitting a complete coverage of the Mach number and angle-of attack capabilities of an TN No.

Includes bibliographical measurement of total airplane drag in flight is. Flight techniques for determining airplane drag at high Mach numbers. By Donald R Bellman, De E Beeler and Edwin J Saltzman. Year: OAI identifier: oai: Provided by: NASA Technical Reports Server.

Download PDF. Flight tests have been made to determine the drag of a Hawker Hunter F Mk. I aircraft. The results show that at low Mach number the drag coefficient at zero lift is and the effective induced-drag factor K isboth values being corrected to a constant Reynolds number of 34 x 10 G.

Above a certain C L the dragFile Size: 1MB. The sensitivity per degree is high and nearly independent of Mach number at subsonic speeds up to Mach and above Mach, with a smooth transition between these conditions.

Methods which have been utilized to date to determine aircraft drag and engine thrust are briefly reviewed. and free-flight model techniques for aerodynamic. Flight results from Meteor IV aircraft show close agreement between drag measured in level flight and in dives and later tests compare well with high-speed wind-tunnel measurements on a 1/12th scale model.

IntroductionThe effect of compressibility on the overall drag of an aircraft was first. If the airplane flies too fast, which means at high EAS (or high TAS and high air density Rho) then the dynamic pressure on the aircraft is too high. Thus the aerodynamic forces acting on the different parts of the aircraft might break it (see the following formula for.

13 - 3 Classification of drag according to physical causes The total drag can be subdivided into (compare with Equation ): 1. zero-lift drag: drag without the presents of lift; 2. induced drag: drag due to lift. In addition wave drag comes into play, caused by a Mach numberM that is greater than the critical Mach number definition, Mcrit is the flight Mach number where a flowFile Size: KB.

The critical Mach number of a wing is the flight Mach number of the aircraft at which the local Mach number at some point of the wing becomes At a Mach number slightly in excess of this critical value, shock waves form on the wing, and further increases in speed cause [ ] large changes in the forces, moments, and pressures on the wing.

As an airplane climbs and cruises at high altitude, flight crews should be aware of terms that affect them. Crossover Altitude Crossover Altitude is the altitude at which a speci-fied CAS (Calibrated airspeed) and Mach value represent the same TAS (True airspeed) value.

Above this altitude the Mach number is used to reference Size: 1MB. This flight regime is characterized by the Mach number, a special parameter named in honor of Ernst Mach, the late 19th century physicist who studied gas dynamics.

Mach number is the ratio of the speed of the aircraft to the local speed of sound and determines the magnitude of. Many of the techniques used also are directly applicable in designing the airplane to fly with minimum wave drag in the supersonic regime.

If one returns to the discussion of shock formation, it was shown that a bow shock wave will exist for free-stream Mach numbers above (See fig. ) In three dimensions, the bow shock is in reality a. AeroDRAG & Flight Simulation is a computer program that allows the rocketeer to quickly and easily perform rocket drag (Cd) and flight simulations using the power of Microsoft Windows.

AeroDRAG & Flight Simulation interactively predicts subsonic, transonic and supersonic rocket drag to Mach 20 using the Newtonian surface inclination method for nose-body and fin combinations. This publication likewise covers the measurement of maximum lift coefficient, emergency anti-spin devices, and concept of the altitude-Mach number flight envelope.

This volume is recommended for design, development or research engineers, test pilots, and instrumentation personnel interested in airplane stability and control. Mach Number: Most high-speed aircraft are limited to a maximum Mach number at which they can fly; This is shown on a Machmeter as a decimal fraction Mach 1 vs.

Altitude; Formula: Mach Number = Aircraft Speed/Speed of Sound (dependent on altitude) Example: Aircraft is flying at 30,' Speed of sound at 30,' = knots. The lift and drag characteristics of a Boeing KC airplane were determined during maneuvering flight over the Mach number range from to for the airplane in the clean configuration at an altitude of.

High-order iterative learning identification of projectile's aerodynamic drag coefficient curve from radar measured velocity data IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, Vol.

6, No. 4 Determination of nonlinear aerodynamic characteristics from trajectory data of an object: Modification of the method for complicated casesCited by: 4. title and subtitle 5.

funding numbers prediction of aerodynamic drag 6. author(s) charles e. jobe 7. performing organization name(s) and address(es) 8.

performing organization aerodynamics and airframe branch report number aeromechanics division flight dynamics laboratory air force wright aeronautical laboratories wright-patterson afb oh Cited by: 4. For magical reasons the drag reduces as the aircraft’s speed increases.

However, as the speed increases towards the speed of sound, drag will typically increase rapidly. As local areas of flow become supersonic, drag increases significantly, and the Mach number at which this occurs is referred to as the drag-rise Mach number.

ATPL Training / Principles of Flight #63 High Speed Flight - Mach Number (Part 1) - Duration: Aviation Training Netw views.

surrounding the aircraft. References 1–4 supply pertinent information regarding airdata measurement and calibration. These airdata encompass indicated and true airspeed, pressure altitude, ambient air temperature, angles of attack and sideslip, Mach number, and rate of Size: KB. Hazards Of High Mach Flight capncrunch dorf control surface buzz, aileron snatch, gust flight envolope, shamelessly plugging dassault aircraft.

High Speed Flight .flown, speed and altitude changes promise to increase the efficiency of aircraft throughout the entire flight. Flight data was collected for flights during one day of domestic US operations.

A process was developed to calculate the cruise fuel burn of each selected flight, based on aircraft.