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Nitrogen Injection into the Base Region of a Hypersonic Wake


Herzog, Robert Theodore (1964) Nitrogen Injection into the Base Region of a Hypersonic Wake. Engineer's thesis, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/J4XP-F867.


An experimental investigation was made of the changes occurring in the near wake of a cylinder at M = 6.0 when nitrogen was injected into the base region. The free stream Reynolds number based on cylinder diameter was 30,000 and the rate of injection was varied from zero to 3 percent of the frontal area free stream mass flow. Pitot pressure profiles across the wake, Schlieren photographs and measurement of the boundary layer separation point on the cylinder were used to define the changes in wake geometry. Static pressure and temperature surveys were made along the wake centerline starting at the base of the cylinder and continuing downstream to X/D = 6.0. The injection reduced the recompression in the neck region and left only a slight isentropic compression in place of the strong wake shock. The recirculation of mass in the base region was eliminated with approximately 1.5 percent injection. An automated hot wire recording system which produced data suitable for computer reduction was developed and used to measure temperature. In order to reduce the measured wire temperature to total temperature an attempt was made to use a previously developed computer program. Deficiencies in this program are discussed with suggestions for improvements.

Item Type:Thesis (Engineer's thesis)
Subject Keywords:(Aeronautical Engineering)
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Engineering and Applied Science
Major Option:Aeronautics
Thesis Availability:Public (worldwide access)
Research Advisor(s):
  • Lees, Lester (advisor)
  • Kubota, Toshi (advisor)
  • Zukoski, Edward E. (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1964
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-09182002-115940
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ID Code:3612
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Deposited On:18 Sep 2002
Last Modified:19 Jan 2024 20:07

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