Accession Number:

AD0296756

Title:

AN APPROXIMATE ANALYSIS OF SIMULTANEOUS GAS-PHASE AND SURFACE ATOM RECOMBINATION FOR STAGNATION BOUNDARY LAYER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The concept of equivalent surface reaction is developed for gas-phase recombination at the stagnation region of blunt bodies. This concept is based on the fact that the chemical state of a nonequilibrium highly cooled boundary layer largely determined by the recombination that occurs near the wall. An equation based on this concept is shown to predict the heat transfer to a noncatalytic surface to within a few percent of the more accurate existing results. The equation is generalized to apply to the case in which surface catalytic recombination occurs simultaneously with gas-phase reaction.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE