Accession Number : AD0600987

Title :   ON THE EFFECT OF TRANSVERSE CURVATURE IN COMPRESSIBLE LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW OVER SLENDER BODIES OF REVOLUTION,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Raat,Jan

Report Date : 04 MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The effect of transverse curvature on the compressible laminar boundary layer flow over slender axisymmetric powerlaw bodies is investigated, employing the momentum integral technique. Pressure gradients are neglected and the body surface is assumed to be insulated. Asymptotic solutions for the skin friction coefficient are derived in the regimes of weak and strong curvature effects. A numerical integration, covering the entire range of curvature effects, was carried out for the cone. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, FRICTION), (*BODIES OF REVOLUTION, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*SLENDER BODIES, BODIES OF REVOLUTION), GAS FLOW, LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, MOMENTUM, INTEGRAL EQUATIONS, NUMERICAL INTEGRATION, SERIES(MATHEMATICS), GEOMETRIC FORMS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, CONICAL BODIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE