Reflection of a weak shock wave from a boundary layer along a flat plate I : interaction of weak shock waves with laminar and turbulent boundary layers analyzed by momentum-integral method

Alfred Ritter, Yung-Huai Kuo
naca-tn-2868
Jan 1953


This paper is concerned with the phenomena encountered when a plane oblique shock wave is incident upon the boundary layer of a flat plate. In an effort to simplify the problem, the flow field was divided into a viscous layer near the wall and a supersonic potential outer flow. The pressure disturbances due to the incident wave would be propagated upstream and downstream in the subsonic portion of the boundary layer, thus giving rise to perturbations of the boundary layer.

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