Bjorn’s Corner: New aircraft technologies. Part 19. Supersonic drag

June 30, 2023, ©. Leeham News: In our discussions about the drag of an airliner, we now cover the most complex drag type, Wave drag, or the drag created when the air goes from subsonic to supersonic flow…. Read More

Bjorn’s Corner: Aircraft drag reduction, Part 14

January 26, 2018, ©. Leeham Co: In the last Corner, we discussed Induced drag after having covered Friction drag and Form drag. These are the main drag components of a subsonic aircraft. As the aircraft flies over Mach 0.5,… Read More