Accession Number:

ADA227242

Title:

Comments on Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Transition

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. Oct 1984-Jul 1990

Corporate Author:

WRIGHT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

This is a survey paper on the subject of hypersonic boundary-layer transition. Part 1 discusses boundary-layer stability theory, hypersonic boundary-layer stability experiments, and a comparison between theory and experiment. Part 2 contains comments on how many configuration and flow parameters influence transition. Part 3 discusses some additional general aspects of transition. Part 4 discusses problems of predicting transition and comments on three prediction methods. Part 5 contains some general guidelines for prediction methodology. Keywords Boundary layer transition, Boundary layer stability, Hypersonic boundary layers.

Subject Categories:

  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE