Stability of Hypersonic Boundary-Layer Flows
Final rept. 15 Oct 1994-17 Apr 1997
ARIZONA STATE UNIV TEMPE DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
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This Final Report describes our program in studies of laminarturbulent stability and transition in non-equilibrium chemistry flows characteristic of those on the forebodies of hypersonic vehicles. The configuration best modelling a hypersonic vehicle is an elliptic cone. Specifically, we investigated and optimized a Parabolized Navier-Stokes solution for the basic-state flow past a sharp elliptic cone including the region between the wall and the shock. We formulated the Parabolized Stability Equations for 3-D flows.
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