A correlation is presented for the prediction of roughness-induced boundary-layer transition on blunt bodies in high speed flow. It is derived for conditions of distributed roughness wherein typical roughness-element height is comparable to, or greater than, the boundary-layer thickness. The correlation is verified by three sets of data, and is seen to hold for a greater range of values of roughness height to boundary-layer thickness ratio than assumed in the derivation.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  United States  10019
  • Authors:
    • Swigart, R J
  • Publication Date: 1972-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 4 p.
  • Serial:
    • AIAA Journal
    • Volume: 10
    • Issue Number: 10
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00044600
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1973 12:00AM