Accession Number:

AD0736017

Title:

Evaluation of Probes for Measuring Static Pressure in Supersonic and Hypersonic Flows

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul-Oct 1970

Corporate Author:

ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Pertinent facts in the literature have been examined regarding the aerodynamic characteristics of static-pressure measuring probes in order to assess the relative merits and limitations of cone-cylinder, sharp-cone, and planar disk probes. The effects of Mach number, angle of attack, orifice location, and Reynolds number on the inferred local pressures were all evaluated at Mach numbers up to 8. It is concluded that the planar probe and sharp-cone probe if properly designed are equally more accurate than the cone-cylinder probe at supersonic and hypersonic speeds. However, the cone-cylinder is judged to be superior for use at Mach numbers below 4. Details of a recommended procedure to correct for the effects of viscous interaction all probes and angle of attack planar probes only are included.

Subject Categories:

  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE