The computation of generating waverider configurations using the theories of conical flow field,OC(Osculating Cone) and OA (Osculating Axisymmetric) flows are presented. Investigation shows that the method of using conical flow field theory is relatively simple and the lift-to-drag ratio of the configuration generated is high. But the inlet flow field is not quite uniform and thus it is not beneficial to the engine. The inverse design of using OA and OC theories accompanied with the inverse characteristic method can get the most universal waverider configurations and improve the inlet flow field quality and the volume efficiency effectively. Additionally, these methods have high speed of computation,which is quite promising for the integration design and optimization process later.
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