Aerodynamic Multi Point Design Challenge

  • J. Mertens
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 366)


In the chapter “Son of Concorde, a Technology Challenge” one of the new challenges for a Supersonic Commercial Transport (SCT) is multi-point design for the four main design points
  • supersonic cruise

  • transonic cruise

  • take-off and landing

  • transonic acceleration.


Drag Reduction Pitching Moment Leading Edge Vortex Wave Drag Variable Geometry 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. [49]
    Bruse, M., Bechert, D. W., van der Hoeven, J.G.Th., Hage, W., Hoppe, G. Experiments with conventional and with novel adjustable drag-reducing surfaces Near Wall Turbulent Flows, R.M.C. So, C.G. Speziale and B.E. Launder ( Editors ), Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., 1993Google Scholar
  2. [50]
    FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL, 2–8 Nov. 1994, p. 24New Surface Coating Cuts DragGoogle Scholar
  3. [51]
    Lomax, H. The Wave Drag of Arbitrary Configurations on Linearized Flow as Determined by Areas and Forces in Oblique Planes Ames Aeronautical Laboratory, NACA RM A55A18, 1955Google Scholar
  4. [52]
    Haack, W. Geschoßformen kleinsten Wellenwiderstandes Lilienthal-Gesellschaft, Bericht 139, 1947Google Scholar
  5. [53]
    Sears, W. R. On Projectiles of Minimum Drag Quart. Appl. Math. 4., No. 4, 1957Google Scholar
  6. [54]
    Van der Velden, A. Aerodynamic Design and Synthesis of the Oblique Flying Wing Supersonic Transport PhD-thesis Stanford University, Dept. Aero Astro SUDDAR 621, Univ. Microfilms no. DA9234183, June 1992Google Scholar
  7. [55]
    Küchemann, D. The aerodynamic design of aircraft Pergamon Press, Oxford, 1978/ 1985Google Scholar
  8. [56]
    Jones, R. T. The Minimum Drag of Thin Wings at Supersonic Speed According to Kogan’s Theory Theoret. Comput. Fluid Dynamics (1989) 1: 97–103MATHGoogle Scholar
  9. [57]
    Van der Velden, A., von Reith, D. Multi-Disciplinary SCT Design at Deutsche Aerospace Airbus Proceedings of the 7th European Aerospace Conference EAC’94 “The Supersonic Transport of Second Generation”, Toulouse, 25–27 October 1994, paper 3. 61Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mertens
    • 1
  1. 1.Daimler-Benz Aerospace Airbus GmbHBremenGermany

Personalised recommendations