AN INVESTIGATION OF HYPERSONIC FLOW SEPARATION AND CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS
GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORP BETHPAGE NY
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Hypersonic flow separation and its effects on control characteristics were investigated analytically and experimentally. Included are conclusions drawn from extensive test data for hypersonic flows over basic geometries and over typical flight configurations with aerodynamic controls. The basic flow geometries discussed include separation on flat plates ahead of ramps flaps flows over sharp expansion corners breakaway separation and fin plate interactions. Force data and limited pressure and heating rate distributions are presented for the flight configurations for various trailing edge flap settings. As a supplement to this work, available sources of pertinent hypersonic controls data are tabulated.
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