Accession Number : AD0435111

Title :   WIND-TUNNEL INVESTIGATION OF TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYERS ON AXIALLY SYMMETRIC BODIES AT SUPERSONIC SPEEDS

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA

Personal Author(s) : Clutter, Darwin W ; Kaups, Kalle

PDF Url : AD0435111

Report Date : 06 Feb 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 275

Abstract : Characteristics of supersonic turbulent boundary layers were determined for regions of large pressure gradients - both favorable and adverse - and with and without heat transfer. Details of the velocity, temperature, and static-pressure profiles were measured at several stations on three bodies of revolution at Mach numbers from 1.61 to 4.50. Profile data are presented in both graphical and tabular forms. Integrated boundary-layer thicknesses - displacement, momentum, and energy - are presented. The measured growth of the boundary-layer thicknesses is compared with that predicted by two approximate theories.

Descriptors :   *TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER, BODIES OF REVOLUTION, COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, FRICTION, HEAT TRANSFER, INSTRUMENTATION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PHOTOGRAPHS, PRESSURE, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, TABLES(DATA), THEORY, THICKNESS, WIND TUNNEL MODELS

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE