Accession Number : AD0288024

Title :   CATALYTIC SURFACE RECOMBINATION IN BOUNDARYLAYER PROFILES OF THE FALKNER-SKAN TYPE

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s) : RAE,WILLIAM J.

Report Date : SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Reactant concentrations in the diffusion-controlled flow over a surface of constant catalycity are calculated for the Falkner-Skan family of profiles. The heat release due to surface recombination is found to be insensitive to the pressure gradient when the wall is relatively noncatalytic; for catalytic walls a decreasing pressure gradient (i.e., more strongly accelerated flow) tends to increase the heat transfer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOUNDARY LAYER), (*REENTRY VEHICLES), (*RECOMBINATION REACTIONS), (*CATALYSTS), (*HEAT OF REACTION), (*HEAT OF TRANSFER), (*HYPERSONIC FLOW), NUMERICAL INTEGRATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE