Accession Number : AD0604822

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION ON A FLAT PLATE WITH A POINT HEAT SOURCE AT THE LEADING EDGE,

Corporate Author : PRINCETON UNIV N J

Personal Author(s) : McCroskey,W. J.

Report Date : AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : The addition of heat to the boundary layer of an insulated flat plate by means of a point heat source at the leading edge has been found to delay the transition of laminar flow to turbulence. This paper describes an experimental investigation of the variation of transition Reynolds number on a roughened flat plate model with a heat source of strength, Q, spanning the leading edge. The present problem is compared with the problem of an aerodynamically heated boundary layer on an insulated flat plate. Transition Reynolds number was found to increase with increasing S over a range equivalent to a Mach number variation of 0 < M sub infinity < 0.6. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, FLAT PLATE MODELS), (*FLAT PLATE MODELS, BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION), HEAT, AERODYNAMIC HEATING, BOUNDARY LAYER, LAMINAR FLOW, TURBULENCE, REYNOLDS NUMBER, THERMODYNAMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE