Accession Number:

AD0270935

Title:

HYPERVELOCITY STAGNATION POINT HEAT TRANSFER

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Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The results of a new theoretical analysis of the effects of ionization on hypervelocity stagnation point heat transfer, and experimental data obtained in a newly developed hypervelocity shock tube are presented for flight conditions ranging from orbital to superorbital velocities,AND COMPARED WITH EXISTING THEORIES. On the basis of the new theoretical results and the experimental data, it appears that the convective heat transfer rate encountered by a re-entry space vehicle entering the earths atmosphere at escape velocity is more than twice as large as predicted by existing theories. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE