Yeah they do kind of answer my question expect there are not many numbers on the graphs. Most of my transonic projects have wings ranged between 40 and 60 degrees. But my primary interest is in hypersonic and I figure that shoe horn shaped lifting bodies behave just like deltas expect their leading edge sweep angle goes from 75 to 87 degrees at some points to fit into high Mach number flight cones.
Like I have this design that follows a hyperbolic curve in meters, where 'x' is span and asymtote is cruise Mach:
L = 69.4 – (47.4-47.4x)0.5
Can someone estimate the CL
based only on planform?
I am certain wedge bodies behave like delta wings.
I asked my professor who supervises those students in their senior projects if instead of a subsonic concept like everyone else, i want do subsonic tests on a hypersonic concept plane. I have not read much done in that particular sequence of flight so I am curious. He at first suggested otherwise because of the complexity as they are not shaped as simple as say most airliners. Then I told him that I've been studying this for years and to me it is not that complex, he let it slide as long as I knew what I was getting into but suggests i wait and watch how other students deal with "different" shapes.
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