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Nitrogen Injection into the Base Region of a Hypersonic Wake

Herzog, Robert T. (1964) Nitrogen Injection into the Base Region of a Hypersonic Wake. Hypersonic Research Project Memorandum, 71. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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An experimental investigation was made of the changes occurring in the near wake of a cylinder at M = 6.0 when nitrogen was injected into the base region. The free stream Reynolds number based on cylinder diameter was 30,000 and the rate of injection was varied from zero to 3 percent of the frontal area free stream mass flow. Pitot pressure profiles across the wake, Schlieren photographs and measurement of the boundary layer separation point on the cylinder were used to define the changes in wake geometry. Static pressure and temperature surveys were made along the wake centerline starting at the base of the cylinder and continuing downstream to X/D = 6.O. The injection reduced the recompression in the neck region and left only a slight is entropic compression in place of the strong wake shock. The recirculation of mass in the base region was eliminated with approximately 1.5 percent injection. An automated hot wire recording system which produced data suitable for computer reduction was developed and used to measure temperature. In order to reduce the measured wire temperature to total temperature an attempt was made to use a previously developed computer program. Deficiencies in this program are discussed with suggestions for improvements.

Item Type:Report or Paper (Technical Report)
Additional Information:Contract No. DA-31-124-ARO(D)-33 U.S. Army Research Office and the Advanced Research Projects Agency. This research is part of Project DEFENDER sponsored by the Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Group:Hypersonic Research Project
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Army Research Office (ARO)DA-31-124-ARO(D)-33
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)UNSPECIFIED
Series Name:Hypersonic Research Project Memorandum
Issue or Number:71
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Deposited On:08 Dec 2015 22:49
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