at least should still ha)e succeeded in introducing the $roblems to be addressed and the elements that are the keys to the solution.
amjet !"#ee$ %&i'ht $(in' ))2
'rommsdor((9s ram0et $o*ered $ro0ectiles made the *orld9s (irst su$ersonic air:breathing (lights. ;bout 26< o( the e+$erimental 1=cm diameter > series, (igure 1, *ere (ired (rom a gun *ith mu??le )elocities o( about 1<<<m-s, accelerating to 146<m-s during a @.2s burn. 'rommsdor((9s modestly *ritten, detailed account o( their de)elo$ment 32, is unclassi(ied but un(ortunately rather di((icult to obtain, and his *ork has not recei)ed the recognition it deser)es. #e *as (ortunate to be able to call u$on the %aiser:Ailhelm:nstitute in Gottingen and the nstitute (or ;erodynamics in Braunsch*eig (or ad)ice on intakes, gas dynamics and combustion. ;t the (irst he consulted *ith randtl, Bet?, Lud*ieg, and 7s*atitsch and at the second *ith Busemann, chmidt and Damkohler. /ost researchers in gas dynamics *ill be (amiliar *ith those names and *ill a$$reciate 'rommsdor(( could not ha)e been better ad)ised.
Figure 1: Trommsdorff projectiles, the 28cm calibre, diesel fuelled C3 (top) and the 15cm calibre, CS
fuelled E4.(bottom). The original version of this figure was published by the Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Organization (AGARD/NATO) for Trommsdorff .
'he 1<kg C@ *as designed to be (ired (rom the German %= gun at 122@m-s, accelerate to 16<m-s, and then co)er a distance o( @=<km in (ree ballistic (light. 'he *ar ended, and 'rommsdor( *as taken to Russia be(ore the C@ could be tested. ;(ter his release and return to Germany, 'rommsdor( re$orted that the C@ achie)ed the calculated $er(ormance *hen tested else*here 32.
2.2Os#atitsch*s intake eseach
7s*atitsch is no* synonymous *ith the multi$le shock e+ternal com$ression intakes o( the ty$e e+hibited abo)e and Busemann *ith all internal com$ression intakes $articularly those utilising isentro$ic com$ression based on a conical (lo* Ea one dimensional (lo*, *ith $ro$erties being only a (unction o( the angle (rom the )erte+ the e+istence o( *hich he hy$othesised and $ro)ed. 'he di((erential (orm o( the
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