Accession Number : ADD015145

Title :   Window Cooling for High Speed Flight.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 27 Apr 90, patented 14 May 91,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Driftmyer, Richard T

Report Date : 14 May 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : A buffering portion of boundary layer flow along a flight vehicle surface is diverted into an internal cavity at a downstream edge of a surface mounted window isolating recirculating flow of the diverted fluid through the cavity while it is cooled there within. Outflow of the cooled buffering fluid from at an upstream edge of the window is conducted into the buffering portion of the boundary layer flow to cool the window and prevent damage thereof by aerodynamically generated heating of the surface under high velocity flight conditions.

Descriptors :   AERODYNAMICS, BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW, CAVITIES, COOLING, DOWNSTREAM FLOW, FLIGHT, FLIGHT SPEEDS, FLOW, HEATING, HIGH VELOCITY, INTERNAL, LEADING EDGES, MOUNTS, RECIRCULATION, SURFACES, TRAILING EDGES, VEHICLES, WINDOWS

Subject Categories : Fluid Mechanics
      Thermodynamics
      Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE