Transition Research Opportunities at Subsonic and Transonic Speeds

  • Percy J. Bobbitt
Part of the ICASE/NASA LaRC Series book series (ICASE/NASA)


Substantial progress has been made in a number of areas related to transition physics and applied transition technology in the past decade. This has been most noticeable in the subsonic and transonic speed regimes where improved stability theories and wind-tunnel facilities coupled with state-of-the-art boundary-layer and inviscid-flow codes have stimulated the design of a number of ambitious wind-tunnel and flight experiments. The data base and code validations obtained provide some of the resources required for the design of flight vehicles with large expanses of laminar flow.


Reynolds Number Mach Number Wind Tunnel Flow Quality Stability Code 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Percy J. Bobbitt
    • 1
  1. 1.NASA Langley Research CenterHamptonUSA

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