PLANE-FLAME SIMULATION OF THE WAKE BEHIND AN INTERNALLY PROPELLED VEHICLE. PART III. EXPERIMENTAL SIMULATION OF A SUPERSONIC VEHICLE BY A DETONATION

The flow field induced by an internally-propelled vehicle traveling through a tube at a supersonic speed is simulated experimentally by the flow field induced by a detonation. The results indicate that as the vehicle continues to travel at a constant velocity, the effects of friction and heat transfer cause a region of flow to develop which is steady in the frame of reference of the vehicle. This steady-flow region starts directly behind the vehicle and gradually grows to fill the entire flow field as time progresses. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Rept. on Proj. TUBEFLIGHT. See also Part 2, PB-177 141.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

    Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Astronautics
    Troy, NY  USA  12180
  • Authors:
    • Skinner, JHJ
  • Publication Date: 1967-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 41 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: Pt 3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00039053
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-AE-6708-Pt-3 PhD Thesis
  • Contract Numbers: C-117-66
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 24 1973 12:00AM