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Thermophysics and Aeromechanics

2013 year, number 6

Reduction of the sonic boom level in supersonic aircraft flight by the method of surface cooling

V.M. Fomin, V.F. Chirkashenko, V.F. Volkov, and A.M. Kharitonov
Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Keywords: sonic boom, bow shock wave, hanging shock wave, modified power-law body, coolant
Pages: 669–678


Based on the analysis of various aspects of creating a supersonic transport aircraft of the second generation, the necessity of developing unconventional active methods of sonic boom level reduction is demonstrated. Surface cooling is shown to exert a significant effect on formation of the disturbed flow structure up to large distances from the body by an example of a supersonic flow around a body of revolution. A method of reducing the intensity of the intermediate shock wave and excess pressure momentum near the body is proposed. This method allows the length of the reduced (by 50%) sonic boom level to be increased and the bow shock wave intensity in the far zone to be reduced by 12%. A possibility of controlling the process of formation of wave structures, such as hanging pressure shocks arising near the aircraft surface, is demonstrated. The action of the cryogenic mechanism is explained.