Numerical Simulation of the Super Boom Problem

  • W. H. Guo
  • M. M. Hafez
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In this paper, the focused sonic boom problem, governed by a transonic flow, mixed type equation is solved numerically using Murman’s scheme. The results of the two dimensional calculations, based on a model proposed by Hayes are presented and the focusing effect is clearly detected. Next, a three dimensional model introduced by Cheng is examined. The numerical solutions confirm that the three dimensional effects are important. Finally, the results of the local analysis of the sonic boom propagation, in stratified atmosphere, are discussed.


Supersonic Flow Small Disturbance Subsonic Flow Transonic Flow Stratify Flow 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. H. Guo
    • 1
  • M. M. Hafez
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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