Introduction to Hypersonic Flow - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483231976, 9781483271682

Introduction to Hypersonic Flow

1st Edition

Authors: G. G. Chernyi
eBook ISBN: 9781483271682
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1961
Page Count: 276
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Introduction to Hypersonic Flow has been made available to the English speaking reader because of its usefulness for those individuals desirous of obtaining an introduction to the subject. Written by an internationally acknowledged expert in the field of hypersonic flow, the book makes available heretofore unpublished Soviet work, as well as published work little known outside the Soviet Union. The author has however made every effort to include, where appropriate. Western references for the work he discusses. Starting with a general introductory chapter on hypersonic aerodynamics and aerodynamic problems, the remainder of the book concentrates on the inviscid, perfect fluid aspects of hypersonic flow, with emphasis on the fundamental concepts and rational methods of calculation. The book is directed to students of aerodynamics and gas dynamics, as well as to scientists and engineers interested in problems of hypersonic flight. The level of approach is such that it should prove particularly useful as an undergraduate and introductory graduate text.

Table of Contents

Translator's and Editor's Preface

Author's Preface to Russian Edition

Author's Preface to English Edition


1. Historical Remarks and Characteristic Features of Hypersonic Aerodynamics

2. Basic Aerodynamic Problems Connected with Flight at Hypersonic Speeds

3. Some Information on the Properties of Air at High Temperatures

4. Experimental Methods for Studying High Speed Gas Flows

Chapter I General Considerations on Hypersonic Flows of an Ideal Gas

1. Formulation of the Problem of Supersonic Flow of an Ideal Gas Past a Body

2. Additional Remarks on the Formulation of the Problem of Supersonic Flows Past Bodies

3. Characteristic Properties of Hypersonic Flows

4. Similarity Law for Limiting Hypersonic Flows Past Bodies of Given Shape

Chapter II Hypersonic Flows Past Slender Bodies with Sharp Leading Edges

1. Estimate of the Disturbance Produced by the Supersonic Motion of Bodies in a Gas

2. Similarity Law for Hypersonic Flows Past Slender Bodies

3. Simplification of the Equations for Hypersonic Flows Past Slender Bodies

4. The Equivalence Principle for Hypersonic Flows Past Slender Bodies

5. Examples of the Application of the Equivalence Principle

Chapter III Newton's Law of Resistance; Tangent-Cone and Tangent-Wedge Methods; the Busemann Formula and the Boundary Layer Method

1. Newton's Law of Resistance

2. Use of the Newtonian Formula for Determining Aerodynamic Characteristics of Bodies and for Finding Bodies of Minimum Drag

3. Tangent-Cone and Tangent-Wedge Methods

4. The Busemann Formula

5. The Determination of Body Shapes of Minimum Drag Using the Busemann Formula

6. Boundary Layer Method

7. Use of the Equivalence Principle in the Boundary Layer Method

8. Boundary Layer Method: Examples

Chapter IV Methods Using Shock and Simple Wave Relations

1. General Remarks on the Methods of Calculating Supersonic Flows Past Airfoils

2. Exact Method Using Shock and Simple Wave Relations

3. Interaction of Disturbances with a Shock Wave

4. Flows Past Wedgelike Bodies and Slender Airfoils at Large Angles of Attack

5. Approximate Method Using Shock and Simple Wave Relations (Shock-Expansion Method)

6. Generalization to Flows Past Bodies of Revolution

Chapter V Effect of Slight Leading Edge Blunting on Hypersonic Flows Past Bodies

1. Introductory Remarks and Formulation of the Problem

2. Flows Past a Flat Plate with a Flat Leading Edge, and a Right Circular Cylinder with Its End Normal to the Free Stream

3. Flow Past a Slender Wedge with a Blunt Leading Edge

4. Flow Past a Slender Blunted Cone

5. Similarity Law for Flows Past Slightly Blunted Slender Bodies

Cited References

Author Index

Subject Index


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