The non-steady aerodynamic heating of a plate

  • Howard W. Emmons


If a thin flat plate initially with an arbitrary temperature distribution along its length is suddenly moved from rest at a constant velocity through the air, the aerodynamic heating by boundary layer friction gradually changes the plate temperature to the adiabatic equilibrium value. The solution to this problem is obtained and illustrated by an example.


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    Chapman, D., and Rubesin, M.: Temperature and Velocity Profiles in the Compressible Laminar Boundary Layer with Arbitrary Distribution of Surface Temperature, Journal of Aeronautical Sciences, Volume 16, No. 9, September, 1949, pp. 547–565.CrossRefMathSciNetGoogle Scholar
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    Crocco, L.: Lo Strato Limite Laminare Nie Gas (The Laminar Boundary Layer in Gases). Monographie Scientifiche di Aeronautica, No. 3, December 1946, pp. 1–78.Google Scholar

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© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 1955

Authors and Affiliations

  • Howard W. Emmons
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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