Shape of initial portion of boundary of supersonic axisymmetric free jets at large jet pressure ratios

Eugene S. Love, Louise P. Lee
Jan 1958

Calculations have been made of the initial portion of the boundary of axisymmetric free jets exhausting at large pressure ratios from a conically divergent nozzle having a jet exit Mach number of 2.5 and a semidivergence angle of 15 degrees. The results of the calculations indicate the size and shape of the jet to be expected at large pressure ratios, the effects of ratio of specific heats, and the large initial inclinations of the boundary that are likely to be encountered by hypersonic vehicles at high altitude.

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