Interferometer corrections and measurements of laminar boundary layers in supersonic stream

Robert E. Blue
naca-tn-2110
Jun 1950


The laminar boundary layer on a flat plate in a supersonic stream was investigated by means of a Zehnder-Mach interferometer and a total-pressure probe. The density gradient in the boundary layer on the plate necessitated consideration of the effect of light refraction on the interference data.

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