Use of CFD and Experiment in Transonic Aircraft Design

  • P. Rubbert
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


The aerodynamic design of an aircraft involves the total flight envelope — flight ranging from takeoff and landing at low speeds to cruise at transonic Mach numbers, and to flight at the maximums speeds, Mach numbers, angles of attack and yaw that the aircraft will forseeably encounter. The design issues, the parameters of interest, and the dominant fluid physics can be vastly different for these different regimes of flight.


Mach Number Wind Tunnel Wind Tunnel Test Flight Test Aerodynamic Design 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Rubbert
    • 1
  1. 1.Boeing Commercial Airplane Co.SeattleUSA

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