Use of transition correlations for three-dimensional boundary layers within hypersonic flows Conference Paper uri icon


  • 1995 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All rights reserved. A parabolized Navier-Stokes code is written to investigate the three-dimensional nature of boundary layers. The geometry of interest is a sharp cone, of elliptical cross-section, at zero angle-of-attack. The flow of interest is a calorically perfect ideal gas at free-stream Mach number of 4. Shock-fitting is used to avoid shock-induced numerical oscillations. The Vigneron technique is used within the subsonic layer to avoid departure solutions. Cones of various crosssection eccentricities are investigated. Local separation is observed. A basic-state correlation is used to predict the locations of transition from laminar to turbulent flow. The results of this investigation will be useful for designing experiments and further numerical investigations.

name of conference

  • Fluid Dynamics Conference

published proceedings

  • Fluid Dynamics Conference

author list (cited authors)

  • Lyttle, I., & Reed, H.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Lyttle, Ian||Reed, Helen

publication date

  • June 1995