Accession Number : AD0278485

Title :   NOTE ON AN AXIALLY SYMMETRIC EXPANSION BEHIND A BODY IN HYPERSONIC FLOW

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : MEYER,RICHARD E.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The flow near the rim of the flat base of a body of revolution is studied to establish th ffect which axial symmetry has on the expansion process taking place there. It is shown that this effect decreases markedly with increasing flight Mach number. The pressure gradient and streamline curvature at the rim of the base are calculated, since they would be required for any detailed computations concerning the back pr ssure. (Author)

Descriptors :   WAKE

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE