Accession Number : ADP000255

Title :   Boundary Layer Influenced Shock Structure,

Corporate Author : INSTITUT FRANCO-ALLEMAND DE RECHERCHES SAINT-LOUIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Seiler,F.

Report Date : JUL 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The region of the shock wave close to a wall is subject to theoretical and experimental investigations. For the theoretical descrption of the flowfield the direct Monte Carlo simulation method is used. The theoretical results are compared with experimental data, obtained with a multi-beam laser differential interferometer in a low density shock tube. The influence of the wall boundary layer on the shock structure and the shock curvature will be discussed as a function of the shock strength, the intermolecular potential and the accommodation coefficient at the wall.

Descriptors :   *Shock waves, *Shock tubes, *Walls, *Boundary layer, *Flow fields, Structural properties, Mathematical models, Experimental data

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE