A Method for the Prediction of the Effects of Free-Stream Disturbances on Boundary-Layer Transition
Final rept. Jan 1972-Mar 1973
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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A semiempirical expression for boundary-layer transition location is developed based on the concept of a critical ratio of inertial to viscous shearing stresses at laminar breakdown. Extensive comparisons between predicted and measured transition locations on a 10-deg included-angle cone at transonic speeds are shown with the data predicted to within 10. Comparisons are also made with low subsonic and supersonic data which indicate the method is extendible to these flow regimes.
- Fluid Mechanics