Heat transfer to bodies traveling at high speed in the upper atmosphere

Stalder, Jackson R Jukoff, David
naca-report-944
1949


A general method has been developed, using the methods of kinetic theory, whereby the surface temperatures of bodies can be calculated for steady flight at any speed in a rarefied gas. The particular solution was made for a flat plate; however, the calculations can be easily extended to bodies of arbitrary shape.

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