Accession Number : AD0683674

Title :   IMPULSIVE MOTION OF A FLAT PLATE WITH A SHARP LEADING EDGE IN FREE-MOLECULAR FLOW.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : POLYTECHNIC INST OF BROOKLYN FARMINGDALE N Y DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING AND APPLIED MECHANICS

Personal Author(s) : Khosla,Prem K.

Report Date : DEC 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Impulsive motion of a semi-infinite and finite flat plate in free-molecular flow is examined. The collisionless Boltzmann equation for the problem is solved such that the effect of gas-surface interaction could be incorporated. For diffuse reflexion the solution does not show any discontinuous behavior found in the continuum or near continuum limits. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RAREFIED GAS DYNAMICS, FLAT PLATE MODELS), LEADING EDGES, INTERACTIONS, SCATTERING, DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE