Accession Number:

AD0606535

Title:

THE HIGH SPEED FLOW OF GAS AROUND BLUNT BODIES,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1957-09-11

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

A number of results derived on the flow of air around blunt bodies moving at high speed are presented in a unified analysis. The theory predicts in a satisfactory way the shock shape and detachment distance for two blunt bodies, a flat disk, and a sphere. It is shown that the density ratio across a normal shock is a useful parameter combining the effects of both the free stream Mach number and the ratio of specific heats. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE