Transonic potential flow
Abstract
The full potential equation and its small disturbance approximation are derived from the NavierStokes equations and the validity of the equations for transonic flow are discussed. Some of the phenomena that arise in transonic flows are discussed, including the existence of shock free supercritical conditions. A brief historical review of the subject is followed by a more detailed description of the commonly used finite difference methods for predicting transonic flow. The generation of the finite difference grid necessary for such computations is also discussed. Typical examples of transonic flow computations are given.
 Publication:

IN: Computational methods in potential aerodynamics (A8723626 0902). Billerica
 Pub Date:
 1985
 Bibcode:
 1985cmpa.book..295N
 Keywords:

 Computational Fluid Dynamics;
 Potential Flow;
 Transonic Flow;
 Computational Grids;
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Finite Volume Method;
 Integral Equations;
 NavierStokes Equation;
 Perturbation Theory;
 Small Perturbation Flow;
 Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer