Accession Number : AD0655463

Title :   AN EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF A SIMPLIFIED METHOD FOR MEASURING HEAT TRANSFER AT SUPERSONIC SPEEDS,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEFENSE RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : O'Donnell,Robert M.

Report Date : AUG 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The investigation concerns a simplified method for measuring the heat transfer rate on a surface at supersonic speeds. Preliminary wind tunnel tests were accomplished on a flat plate model at a Mach Number of 5.0 in order to establish the feasibility of the method. The results of these tests were most encouraging; however, because only a limited number of tests were accomplished, it is practical only to conclude that the method is feasible and worthy of further consideration. Additional experimental investigations are considered necessary in order to establish some of the detail design requirements of the method. The report contains a description of the method, a detailed account of the tests accomplished, and a discussion of the results of the investigation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SUPERSONIC FLOW, *HEAT TRANSFER), MEASUREMENT, AERODYNAMIC HEATING, WIND TUNNEL MODELS, FLAT PLATE MODELS

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE