Angle of attack effects of electron density distribution over blunt bodies
Abstract
The electron density distribution over reentry bodies of the blunt sphere cone class at angleofattack to the hypersonic free stream is studied in this report. The shock layer is considered as a mixture of dissociated and ionized air species chemically reacting at finite nonzero rates to produce electrons which are distributed three dimensionally by the nonzero angleofattack. Both the viscous three dimensional boundary layer and inviscid flow are included in the study. A numerical implicit finite difference scheme is utilized in the method of solution. Results are given in this report for the hypersonic flow over the AFCRL Trailblazer II body at the angleofattack of 12 deg for the two altitudes of 240,000 ft and 220,000 ft.
 Publication:

Final Report
 Pub Date:
 July 1974
 Bibcode:
 1974gec..reptQ....L
 Keywords:

 Angle Of Attack;
 Blunt Bodies;
 Electron Density (Concentration);
 Electron Distribution;
 Hypersonic Flow;
 Reentry Vehicles;
 Blackout (Propagation);
 Finite Difference Theory;
 Plasma Sheaths;
 Reentry Effects;
 Astrodynamics