Heat-transfer to bodies in a high-speed rarefied-gas stream

Jackson R. Stalder, Glen Goodwin, Marcus O. Creager
naca-tn-2438
Aug 1951


The equilibrium temperature and heat-transfer coefficients for transverse cylinders in a high-speed stream of rarefied gas were measured over a range of Knudsen numbers (ratio of molecular-mean-free path to cylinder diameter) from 0.025 to 11.8 and for Mach numbers from 2.0 to 3.3. The range of free-stream Reynolds numbers was from 0.28 to 203.

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