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Theoretical Distributions of Heat Transfer Downstream of a Backstep in Supersonic Turbulent Flow

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J. P. Lamb

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

C. G. Hood

Collins Radio Co., Dallas, Texas

J. Heat Transfer 94(1), 87-94 (Feb 01, 1972) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3449878 History: Received October 30, 1970; Online August 11, 2010

Abstract

A physically perceptive model is presented for the flow field and convective transport processes in the vicinity of reattachment of a planar, supersonic, turbulent flow. Control volume methods are utilized extensively in the analysis and the restating integral equations are solved by various numerical search techniques. The analysis enables one to determine significant parameters in the flow field as well as the heat transfer distribution and associated wall temperature of the reattachment surface. Also presented is a general correlation of predicted results for the convection process in terms of pertinent independent variables. The correlated results are shown to agree with measurements for a wide range of test conditions.

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