ON THE NEWTONIAN HYPERSONIC STRONG-INTERACTION THEORY FOR FLOW PAST A FLAT PLATE
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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The viscous hypersonic flow past the leading edge of a sharp flat plate, whose surface is parallel to an oncoming uniform flow, is analysed on the basis of a continuum model consisting of the Navier-Stokes equations and the velocity-slip and temperature-jump wall boundary conditions. It is assumed that the model fluid is a perfect gas having constant specific heats, a constant Prandtl number whose numerical value is order unity, and a normal viscosity coefficient varying as a power of the absolute temperature. Limiting forms of the solutions for such a flow are studied as 1 the free-stream Mach number, M, goes to infinity 2 the free-stream Reynolds number based upon the distance from the leading edge goes to infinity and 3 the Newtonian parameter goes to zero.
- Fluid Mechanics