Accession Number : AD0720725

Title :   Species Separation by Stagnation of Argon-Helium Mixtures in Supersonic Flow.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND PROJECT SQUID HEADQUARTERS

Personal Author(s) : Chang,John H. ; Fenn,John B.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Measurements were made of the gas composition in the stagnation region of hemispherical probes immersed in supersonic flows of argon-helium mixtures. Substantial enrichment of heavy species was found at densities high enough that impact pressure measurements indicated no viscous enhancement. As densities (Reynolds numbers) were further decreased, enrichment of heavy species increased. A correlation is presented which describes the enrichment in terms of probe Knudsen number, free stream Mach number and free stream composition. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET MIXING FLOW, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS), HEMISPHERICAL SHELLS, FLOW FIELDS, DENSITY, PRESSURE, REYNOLDS NUMBER, ARGON, HELIUM, NAVAL RESEARCH

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE