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Aerodynamic drag reduction by heat addition into the shock layer for a large angle blunt cone in hypersonic flow

Kulkarni, Vinayak and Hegde, GM and Jagadeesh, G and Arunan, E and Reddy, KPJ (2008) Aerodynamic drag reduction by heat addition into the shock layer for a large angle blunt cone in hypersonic flow. In: PHYSICS OF FLUIDS, 20 (081703).

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Abstract

Reduction in aerodynamic drag for a large angle blunt cone flying at hypersonic Mach number by heat addition into the shock layer is demonstrated in HST2 hypersonic shock tunnel. The heat addition is achieved by the exothermic reaction of chromium atoms ablated from the stagnation region of the chromium coated blunt cone with the atomic oxygen behind the shock wave. The measurements show about 47% reduction in the drag coefficient for a 60° apex angle blunt cone in a Mach 8 flow of 3.4 MJ/kg specific enthalpy. The reduction in drag is measured using the accelerometer based force balance system and the heat addition into the shock layer is identified by the surface mounted thin film heat flux gauges and the corresponding movement of the shock wave is visualized by schlieren pictures.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: copyright of this article belongs to American Institute of Physics
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Aerospace Engineering (Formerly, Aeronautical Engineering)
Division of Chemical Sciences > Inorganic & Physical Chemistry
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2008 05:53
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:52
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/16452

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