2022 Student Research Conference:
35th Annual Student Research Conference

Minimization of Sonic Booms in Air Travel


Brenden L. McKeone
Dr. Rasanjali Jayathissa, Faculty Mentor

The factor of sonic booms has limited the use of supersonic commercial aircraft over the United States since 1973. To make supersonic travel more achievable, National Aeronautics and Space Administration has been working to make the sonic boom more of a sonic thump with the X-59 QueSST (Quiet Super Sonic Technology). This research and construction is achieved by studying the aircraft’s aerodynamics and how its specific physical characteristics impact the sound waves it creates. The current results show that a long, slender airframe minimizes the sound waves produced by displacing the least amount of air. This review analyzes the different techniques being used to minimize the sonic boom. 

Keywords: Sonic Boom, Minimizes, Aircraft, Aviation, NASA

Topic(s):Physics

Presentation Type: Oral Presentation

Session: 207-5
Location: MG 1098
Time: 11:15

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