Accession Number:

AD0659299

Title:

HYPERSONIC VISCOUS INTERACTION ON A SLENDER BODY OF REVOLUTION WITH SURFACE MASS TRANSFER

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

An analytical formulation is presented of the problem of hypersonic viscous interaction on a very slender body of revolution with a thick boundary layer and mass transfer. Particular attention is directed to the establishment of the mathematical restrictions necessary to ensure the existence of similar solutions of the laminary boundary-layer equations for this class of problems. Yasuharas analysis is extended to include surface mass transfer and binary mixture effects. It is shown that when the boundary-layer thickness is of the same order of magnitude as the characteristic body dimension, rigorous similarity is possible only for three-quarter-power-law bodies. This is in agreement with Yasuharas earlier conclusions. Similar solutions to the boundary-layer growth equations exist when the transverse curvature expression is a function of the similarity variable. The criterion for the existence of similar solutions for the problem of hypersonic viscous interaction is that there must be a definite relationship between body surface shape and surface injection velocity.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE