Nozzle Turbulent Boundary-Layer Measurements in the VKF 50-In. Hypersonic Tunnels
Final rept. Mar-Jul 1965
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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Pitot pressure and total temperature measurements in the tunnel wall boundary layers in the von Karman Gas Dynamics Facility 50-in.-diam hypersonic wind tunnels are presented. The measurements were obtained in the wind tunnel test sections at nominal free-stream Mach numbers of 6, 8, and 10 at free-stream unit Reynolds numbers from 320,000. to 3,910,000. per foot. The boundary layers were fully turbulent velocity profile index 6 to 10, and the total thickness ranged from 4 to 11 in. Velocity and mass flow profiles were computed and used to calculate boundary-layer displacement and momentum thicknesses. The experimentally determined ratio of displacement thickness to momentum thickness was essentially independent of Mach number and Reynolds number over the ranges investigated.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Fluid Mechanics