A summary of available knowledge concerning skin friction and heat transfer and its application to the design of high-speed missiles

Morris W. Rubesin, Charles B. Rumsey, Steven A. Varga
Nov 1951

To determine the skin friction and heat transfer on the surfaces of high-speed missiles, it is necessary to know certain characteristics of the boundary layers. These characteristics are: the temperature recovery, the skin-friction coefficients and the heat-transfer coefficients of both the laminar and turbulent boundary layers and, also, the position of the transition from laminar to turbulent flow.

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