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Closed-form approximation for supersonic flow over a cone

Forbes, LK ORCID: 0000-0002-9135-3594 and Hindle, TJ 2018 , 'Closed-form approximation for supersonic flow over a cone' , Shock Waves , pp. 1-5 , doi: 10.1007/s00193-018-0879-0.

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In this technical note, we present an asymptotic approximation for supersonic flow about a pointed cone, with an attached conical shock wave. The classical Taylor–Maccoll equation is simplified slightly, assuming high-speed flow and a narrow cone angle, and this allows us to give a complete closed-form solution. We demonstrate that our asymptotic solution is accurate for all body cone angles as the free-stream Mach number is increased. A closed-form expression for the streamsurfaces in the shock layer is presented.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Forbes, LK and Hindle, TJ
Keywords: conical flow, closed form, Taylor-Maccoll, shock layer, streamlines
Journal or Publication Title: Shock Waves
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISSN: 0938-1287
DOI / ID Number: 10.1007/s00193-018-0879-0
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