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Area rule: Quiz


Question 1: One of the most famous was Whitcomb's personal work on the re-design of the Convair ________, a U.S.
AIM-4 FalconSM-65 AtlasF-102 Delta DaggerCIM-10 Bomarc

Question 2: At high-subsonic flight speeds, supersonic airflow can develop in areas where the flow accelerates around the ________ body and wings.
Double-deck aircraftBusiness jetAircraftWide-body aircraft

Question 3: To reduce the number and power of these shock waves, an ________ shape should change in cross sectional area as smoothly as possible.
Bernoulli's principleAerodynamicsFluid dynamicsNavier–Stokes equations

Question 4: The area rule also holds true at speeds higher than the ________, but in this case the body arrangement is in respect to the Mach line for the design speed.
Specific heat capacityHeliumSpeed of soundAcoustic impedance

Question 5: the ________), and were dubbed "flying Coke bottles," but the area rule is effective and came to be an expected part of the appearance of any transonic aircraft.
Blackburn BuccaneerHawker Siddeley NimrodHawker Siddeley HarrierHawker Hunter

Question 6: The Whitcomb area rule, also called the transonic area rule, is a design technique used to reduce an ________'s drag at transonic and supersonic speeds, particularly between Mach 0.8 and 1.2.
Double-deck aircraftAircraftBusiness jetWide-body aircraft

Question 7: [1] A classic example of such a design is ________.
BAC TSR-2AirbusConcordeBoeing 747

Question 8: Wallace D. Hayes, a pioneer of supersonic flight, developed the ________ area rule in publications beginning in 1947 with his Ph.D.
AerodynamicsSound barrierTheodore von KármánSupersonic

Question 9: In late 1951, the lab hosted a talk by Adolf Busemann, a famous German aerodynamicist who had moved to Langley after ________.
Collaboration with the Axis Powers during World War IISecond Sino-Japanese WarWorld War IISoviet occupations

Question 10: In this case Küchemann arrived at the solution by studying airflow, notably spanwise flow, over a ________.
Fighter aircraftSwept wingF-104 StarfighterB-47 Stratojet


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