Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 2 years ago

Is it possible to make a supersonic passenger plane quiet without the sonic boom?

The one nasa is working on

If nasa supersonic flight becomes a reality

Will supersonic flight compete with widebody planes like Airbus a350 boeing 787 dreamliner

Will hybrid planes compete with planes like 737 max airbus a320

Will electric planes compete with 737 Airbus a320

Will hypersonic supersonic compete with widebody airliners

4 Answers

  • 2 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    anything is possible

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    No, it won't compete if it comes to fruition. Different market. This has been thoroughly explained to you before.

    Source(s): TROLL ALERT. Don't take the bait folks. This idiot has been posting the same questions over and over for months. Please report him for that. Thank you.
  • 2 years ago

    To go supersonic, a plane must pass first through sonic. When the plane starts to go faster than the air in front of the plane can move aside, a shock wave develops. And that's the boom.

    My avoid that shock wave, the aircraft must be able to slice through air without causing that air to pile up in front of the airplane's leading edges. One way to do that is to make the X sectional areas of those leading edges very very...very thin, like knife edges.

    But the problem with that extreme thinness is the frame of the plane becomes less robust, less strong. And when it encounters air at the speed of sound, it would simply disintegrate...blow up. And also when making the aircraft extremely thin, its volume to carry cargo and/or passengers is drastically reduced. So it would not be a good commercial design.

    So my guess is NO, it's not possible to make a supersonic passenger plane that will not create a sonic boom. But...

    We can make passenger rocketships that fly in space; so there is no air to create that sonic boom. And the speeds can be even greater than they would be in any SST. There are private companies currently working on rockets to take people into space commercially. Many of them are located in Mojave California a few miles from Los Angeles.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    You're starting to sound like that troll Robbie, who constantly asks questions about buses and trains.

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