Accession Number : AD0607387

Title :   PRELIMINARY ANALYSIS OF A HYPERSONIC, SLENDER, POINTED CONES FRONTAL FLOW FIELD,

Corporate Author : BENDIX CORP ANN ARBOR MICH BENDIX SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Coleman,E. R.

Report Date : JAN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Knowledge of the frontal flow field is a necessary prerequisite to an understanding and/or analysis of a bodys reentry characteristics. It is the purpose of the report to provide preliminary estimates of such flow fields for a slender, pointed cone traversing the earth's atmosphere at hypersonic velocities. The analysis is divided into two parts: the inviscid portion of the shock layer and the boundary layer. Estimates are made of the thermo and hydrodynamic characteristics of each throughout the critical phase of reentry. Eleven specific flight conditions are considered corresponding to 25 kilofeet increments between 50 and 300 kilofeet altitudes. The results are presented in both tabular and graphical forms. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NOSE CONES, HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS), (*HYPERSONIC FLOW, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY), (*REENTRY VEHICLES, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS), SLENDER BODIES, CONICAL BODIES, BOUNDARY LAYER, SHOCK WAVES, LAMINAR FLOW, THERMODYNAMICS, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, GRAPHICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE