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On the Viscous Hypersonic Blunt-Body Problem


Bush, William B. (1964) On the Viscous Hypersonic Blunt-Body Problem. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/QCBK-ZD50.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. The viscous hypersonic flow past an axisyrnmetric blunt-body is analyzed based upon the Navier-Stokes equations for a perfect gas having constant specific heats, a constant Prandtl number, P, whose numerical value is of order one, and a viscosity varying as a power, [...], of the absolute temperature, as the free-stream Mach number, M, and the freestream Reynolds number based on the body nose radius, R, go to infinity, and [...] (where [gamma] is the ratio of the specific heats) and [...] go to zero. Through the use of strict asymptotic expansions, the behavior of the flow in the three distinct regions that comprise the interior of the "shock structure" is found, as well as for the one, two, or three regions that make up the "shock layer" depending on whether the quantity [...] is equal to [...], equal to [...], or greater than [...], respectively.

Item Type:Thesis (Dissertation (Ph.D.))
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautics)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Cole, Julian D.
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1964
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09102002-143008
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ID Code:3423
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Deposited On:11 Sep 2002
Last Modified:18 Jan 2024 23:10

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