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Demystified: sound barrier, sonic boom, and those amazing mouth-dropping cloud photos

  1. Dec 13, 2004 #1
    The "Sonic Boom, Sound Barrier, and Condensation Clouds" tutorials by Dr. Mark S. Cramer (professor over at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - http://www.vt.edu) are sufficiently non-technical, reasonably easy-to-grasp, and apparently written for a wide audience, that I'm hoping the high school and college students who are studying or are interested in this subject will drop by General Discussion forum to learn about this useful homework (and teaching resources).

    Go to the tutorials on his Fluid Mechanics site, http://fluidmech.net [Broken] (P-G Clouds, Prandtl-Glauert singularity clouds) tutorials are listed there.

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so where can you find the mouth-dropping http://fluidmech.net/tutorials/sonic/prandtl-glauert-clouds.htm [Broken]):

    (Dr. Cramer's Prandtl-Glauert condensation cloud photo gallery at GalleryOfFluidMechanics.com)


    (also has beautiful very high-res images of Bobbi Garcia's photo of the B-2 "Stealth" bomber with the P-G condensation cloud)

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