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Hypersonic Flow Over a Yawed Circular Cone


Tracy, Richard Ripley (1964) Hypersonic Flow Over a Yawed Circular Cone. Dissertation (Ph.D.), California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/RMWT-TH67.


NOTE: Text or symbols not renderable in plain ASCII are indicated by [...]. Abstract is included in .pdf document. A 10[degree] semi-apex, circular cone is tested in air at Mach 8 and at yaw angles to 24[degrees]; surface pressure, heat transfer, and pitot-pressure throughout the flow field are presented. The nominal surface temperature is 40% of the free stream stagnation temperature, and the Reynolds number, based on cone generator length, is varied from 0.5 x 10[^5] to 4.2 x 10[^5]. Heat transfer is measured at higher surface temperature ratios (up to 56%) and Reynolds numbers (up to 7.3 x 10[^5]) by reducing the free stream stagnation temperature. All raw data consist of continuous circumferential distributions of each quantity and are included in a supplement. The surface pressure data are compared with the theories of Stone-Kopal and Cheng; Reshotko's theory of heat transfer to the windward generator is compared with experiment. The probe data delineate the boundary between viscous and inviscid flow and determine the shape of the outer shock wave as well as the secondary shocks which appear in the flow field at large yaw. The probe data are sufficient to determine the flow field in the plane of symmetry and permit an approximate representation of the Mach number profiles of the separated viscous flow in the leeward meridian plane beyond a moderate yaw angle.

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):
  • Lees, Lester (advisor)
  • Kubota, Toshi (advisor)
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:1 January 1964
Record Number:CaltechETD:etd-10042002-161203
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ID Code:3903
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Deposited On:07 Oct 2002
Last Modified:25 Jan 2024 23:54

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