Estimation of critical Mach number for an aerofoil from its low-speed pressure distribution.
Abstract:ESDU 74008 gives curves (for inviscid incompressible flow) of critical Mach number at a point on the aerofoil surface plotted against the local pressure coefficient and the surface slope at that point. The method is based on first-order calculations but is also equivalent to second-order. If an exact method is used to calculate the pressure coefficient, a method is suggested of using ESDU 74008 to provide a comparable accuracy for the predicted critical Mach number.
|Data Item ESDU 74008|
- Aircraft Noise
- Fatigue - Endurance Data
- Fatigue - Fracture Mechanics
- Fluid Mechanics, Internal Flow
- Fluid Mechanics, Internal Flow (Aerospace)
- Heat Transfer
- Physical Data, Chemical Engineering
- Stress and Strength
- Transonic Aerodynamics
- Vibration and Acoustic Fatigue
- Wind Engineering
Aerospace Materials Data
Additional Engineering References