Accession Number : AD0833216

Title :   PRELIMINARY COMPUTATIONS ON STABILITY OF THE LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER AT MACH NO. 2.

Descriptive Note : Intermediate technical rept. no. 1.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Report Date : 30 MAR 1956

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The work presented here is concerned with the prediction of the boundary layer stability on a vehicle operating at the highest possible Mach number for which existing theories may be expected to remain valid. The study is made for a vehicle which has been accelerated to M = 2 at an operational altitude somewhere between 35,000 and 100,000 ft. and has been cruising at this Mach number long enough for thermal equilibrium to have been established in the flow about the body. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LAMINAR BOUNDARY LAYER, STABILITY), SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, AERODYNAMIC HEATING, SKIN FRICTION, BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION, AIRFRAMES, REYNOLDS NUMBER, HEAT TRANSFER, SURFACE TEMPERATURE, TURBULENCE.

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE