Accession Number : AD0702136

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL INVESTIGATION OF THE MEAN FLOW AND STABILITY OF THE LAMINAR SUPERSONIC CONE WAKE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : McLaughlin,Dennis K.

Report Date : JAN 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 167

Abstract : The mean flow and stability of the near wake of a cone at Mach number 4.3 were studied experimentally. Free stream Reynolds numbers varied from 40,600 to 94,300. The cone had a 7 degree half angle, a sharp nose, and a wall temperature very close to recovery temperature. Important differences between the measured supersonic wake and other investigators' measurements in hypersonic cone wakes are found. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REENTRY VEHICLES, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS), LAMINAR FLOW, CONICAL BODIES, WAKE, STABILITY, REYNOLDS NUMBER, THESES

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE