Accession Number:

AD0871218

Title:

A Study of Drop Breakup Behind Strong Shocks with Applications to Flight

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AVCO SYSTEMS DIV WILMINGTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

An experimental program has been carried out to determine the modes of raindrop breakup in air after passage of a strong shock wave. Relevant dimensionless parameters have been determined, and the experimental data have been correlated in terms of these parameters. The resulting correlations have been used to determine raindrop breakup in the shock layer of a reentering vehicle passing through a rainstorm.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE