Accession Number : AD0602162

Title :   AIR IONIZATION IN THE HYPERSONIC LAMINAR WAKE OF SHARP CONES,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Fernandez,F. L. ; Levinsky,E. S.

Report Date : 10 JUN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : A simplified analysis is proposed for determining peak ionization in the hypersonic laminar wake of slender cones, and the results are compared with more exact theories. Scaling laws for the effect of body size, shape and altitude on laminar wake electron production are given. Comparisons with boundary layer electron production rates are made for the case where peak wake and boundary layer enthalpies are equal and binary scaling is found to hold in the laminar wake. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYPERSONIC FLOW, GAS IONIZATION), (*GAS IONIZATION, HYPERSONIC FLOW), AIR, LAMINAR FLOW, WAKE, SLENDER BODIES, CONICAL BODIES, SCALE, BOUNDARY LAYER, ENTHALPY, REENTRY VEHICLES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE