Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 15. Wrap-up.

November 16, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last 14 Corners we have discussed the challenges facing the new SuperSonic Transport (SST) projects, 50 years after the Concorde took flight. The challenges facing projects from Aerion Supersonic, Boom… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 14

November 9, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In last week’s Corner we compared the GE Affinity, the Mach 1.4 engine for the Arion AS2, to the engine of the Concorde when both propel a Mach 2 Supersonic Transport. We… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 12

October 26, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the previous Corner we discussed the noise challenge an SST engine has. To be effective at Supersonic speed it needs a high Specific Thrust (a fast jet out the back) but… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 10

October 12, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the challenges of the nacelle outlet for an SST (SuperSonic Transport). Now we will discuss SST engines and what are the key technical challenges for these… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 9

October 5, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we discussed the challenges an efficient inlet poses for an SST (SuperSonic Transport). Now we go to the back of the nacelle and look at the outlet.

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 8

September 28, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we started looking at the biggest challenge for an SST, the powerplant. We first discussed the most fundamental problem of the engine, the level of Ram drag for… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 7

September 21, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we looked at the heating of the aircraft when cruising at high Mach. Now we will address the biggest problem for supersonic airliners, the engines and nacelles.

Bjorn’s Corner: Supersonic transport revival, Part 5

September 7, 2018, ©. Leeham News: In the last Corner we looked at the drag hump which is created by several supersonic effects when an SST (SuperSonic Transport) passes Mach 1. Now we will look at other aerodynamic… Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 15

February 2, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we discussed the basics of supersonic flow, to prepare for a supersonic and transonic drag discussion. We will continue the supersonic aerodynamics discussion, however, as there are some further… Read More

The Boom SST engine problem, Part 4

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