28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-10.6.3
PROGRESS IN UNDERSTANDING TRANSONIC AND SUPERSONIC GROUND EFFECT AERODYNAMICS
G. Doig, T. J. Barber, A. J. Neely
Keywords: ground effect, cfd, transonic, supersonic, aerodynamics
This paper describes the findings of a significant numerical and experimental research programme centred on the aerodynamics of wings and projectiles in ground effect at mid-subsonic to fully supersonic Mach numbers. Complex shock structures and sensitive aerodynamic coefficients highlighted interesting effects resulting from shock/ground interactions and reflections.
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