Supersonic Aircraft Shape Optimization

  • A. Van der Velden
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 366)


This paper will discuss examples of supersonic aerodynamic shape optimization as developed for Daimler-Benz Aerospace Airbus by Synaps, Inc.

First, we will introduce a general approach to aerodynamic shape design based on minimization of energy consumption during aircraft life while considering realistic constraints on lift, pitching and rolling moments and geometric dimensions. The analysis is performed using a potential code with real flow corrections and a decoupled boundary layer calculation. Finally, this method is applied to the design of the European Supersonic Civil Transport and the Oblique Flying Wing.


Mach Number Landing Gear Wing Shape Wave Drag Aerodynamic Shape 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Van der Velden
    • 1
  1. 1.Synaps Inc.AtlantaUSA

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