Accession Number : AD0635971

Title :   THE HYPERSONIC VISCOUS SHOCK LAYER WITH MASS TRANSFER.

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Chen, S. Y. ; Aroesty,J. ; Mobley,R.

Report Date : MAY 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : An investigation of the effects of surface mass transfer on the viscous hypersonic shock layer of a blunt body was performed. Cheng's theory of the Newtonian shock layer was modified to include both suction and injection, and extensive numerical results were obtained for the injection of air into air. These results indicate that the heat-transfer and skin-friction reductions due to injection can be adequately represented by the standard boundary-layer correlation formula for all but extreme low-density flows. As the Reynolds number decreases, however, mass transfer becomes ineffective in reducing heating rates and skin friction, especially for a very cold wall. The effect of nonzero wall temperature is to increase the shock-layer thickness dramatically, and there are also indications that the wall-temperature level determines whether the asymptotic inviscid-shock-layer thickness is approached from above or below. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SHOCK WAVES, MASS TRANSFER), (*HYPERSONIC FLOW, SHOCK WAVES), VISCOSITY, BLUNT BODIES, INJECTION, AIR, SKIN FRICTION, BOUNDARY LAYER, REYNOLDS NUMBER, DENSITY

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE