Temperature Recovery Factors in the Transitional and Turbulent Boundary Layer on a 40-Degree Cone Cylinder at Mach Number 2.9
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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Temperature recovery factors were determined on the cylindrical surface of a number of 40 deg cone cylinder models at zero angle of attack and at M 2.86. The investigation was performed in a 40- by 40-cm intermittent tunnel and an 18- by 18-cm continous tunnel. With atmospheric tunnel-supply conditions, the turbulent recovery factor was found to be 0.89 or - 0.5 and independent of Reynolds number in the range of 200,000 to 800,000, with Reynolds number based on wall conditions. The turbulent recovery factor can be represented by the cube root of the Prandtl number for a Prandtl number calculated at wall conditions. In the transitional region of the boundary layer, a maximum recovery factor 0.5 to 1 higher than the turbulent value was obtained. Boundary layer history had a marked effect on the value of the recovery factor. The results were compared with the theoretical and experimental findings of other investigators.
- Fluid Mechanics