Accession Number : AD0601370

Title :   STAGNATION POINT HEAT TRANSFER IN HIGH ENTHALPY GAS FLOWS. PART I: CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER IN PARTIALLY IONIZED AIR.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Feb 63-Feb 64

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Nerem,Robert M. ; Stickford,George H.

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : Using an arc driven shock tube facility, measurements of convective heat transfer at the stagnation point of a blunt body were carried out at simulated flight velocities ranging from 20,000 to 40,000 feet per second. These measurements were performed using standard calorimeter techniques with air as the test media. The results indicate no significant ionization effects on aerodynamic heating and indicate that the Lee's approximate equation for stagnation point heat transfer can be used for engineering calculations at flight velocities up to 40,000 feet per second. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AERODYNAMIC HEATING, HEAT TRANSFER), (*ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, HEAT TRANSFER), (*HEAT TRANSFER, STAGNATION POINT), SHOCK TUBES, REENTRY VEHICLES, BLUNT BODIES, THERMODYNAMICS, GAS FLOW, SIMULATION, AIR, GAS IONIZATION, ENTHALPY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE