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A Study of Drop Breakup Behind Strong Shocks with Applications to Flight
AVCO SYSTEMS DIV WILMINGTON MA
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.
Original contains color plates: All DDC reproductions will be in black and white. DOI: 10.21236/AD0871218
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