Required Aerodynamic Technologies

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


In the preceeding chapters on “Son of Concorde, a Technology Challenge” and “Aerodynamic Multipoint Design Challenge” it was explained, that a well balanced contribution of new technologies in all major disciplines is required for realisation of a new Supersonic Commercial Transport (SCT). One of these technologies - usually one of the most important for aircraft-is aerodynamics. Here, the required “pure” aerodynamic technologies are specified in more detail, according to our present knowledge. Increasing insight into the problems may change the balance of importance of the individual technologies and may require some more contributions. We must never confine our knowledge to the knowledge base of an expert at a given time, but must stay open for new insights.


Mach Number Wind Tunnel Supersonic Flow Pitching Moment Wave Drag 
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  • J. Mertens
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  1. 1.Daimler-Benz Aerospace Airbus GmbHBremenGermany

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