Transonic wedge/cone flow solutions using perturbed potential and euler

D. D. Liu, Marc Mignolet

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Our prolonged interest in the transonic wedge/cone flow problems stems from our earlier pursuit of Oswatitsch's parabolic method [1-3]. The intricate nonlinearity imbedded in the subsequent improved parabolic methods, such as localinearization and nonlinear-correction [4,5], motivates our continuous study of the transonic small disturbance equation (TSDE) through the rather different approach developed in [6]. The first part of this paper thus focuses on this technique, revisiting it in the context of wedges and further extending it to cone flows. The second part of the paper addresses another transonic problem, i.e. wedges supporting attached curved shocks. To this end, a perturbed Euler's equations formulation and its first-order results are presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIUTAM Symposium Transsonicum IV
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2003

Publication series

NameFluid Mechanics and its Applications
ISSN (Print)0926-5112


  • Attached curved shock
  • Parabolic series method
  • Perturbed Euler equations
  • Transonic small disturbance equation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes


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