Flight measurements of boundary-layer temperature profiles on a body of revolution (NACA RM-10) at Mach numbers from 1.2 to 3.5

Andrew G. Swanson, James J. Buglia, Leo T. Chauvin
naca-tn-4061
Jul 1957


A fin-stabilized parabolic body of revolution, the NACA RM-10, was flight tested as a rocket-propelled model. Boundary-layer static-temperature profiles were determined from total-temperature measurements made with a series of probes mounted circumferentially around the body near the rear end and from Mach number profiles which were obtained from a total-pressure rake at the same body axial location. These static-temperature profiles showed excellent agreement with temperature profiles computed from the theory of Crocco.

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