RADIATION EFFECTS IN THE STAGNATION REGION BOUNDARY LAYER.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE AEROPHYSICS LAB
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The radiation coupled boundary layer of an emitting and absorbing gas at the stagnation region of a blunt body is considered. Solutions are obtained for a wide range of optical thicknesses and radiation intensities, including the radiative effects of the adjoining shock layer. The solutions indicate the decrease in temperatures, their gradients, and the related conductive heat transfer to the wall as well as the net radiant energy contribution. The results are shown for a range of optical thicknesses from thin to effectively thick, with the major effects of radiation found to exist for the former extreme. Author
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