Accession Number:

AD0654383

Title:

A STUDY OF THE ENERGY CONTENT OF A PERFECT GAS BEHIND A SHOCK WAVE FORMED BY A BLUNT BODY MOVING AT HYPERSONIC SPEEDS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV SILVER SPRING MD APPLIED PHYSICS LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-09-16

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The analysis indicates that a large percentage of the energy increase behind a shock wave can occur outboard of 2 nose radii of the body. It also shows that a knowledge of the wave drag coefficient is sufficient to compute the rate of change of enthalpy of the entire flow field. These calculations provide, in a quantitative way, a means of estimating the energy distribution in the wake of re-entry bodies at relatively high altitudes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE