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Simulation of turbulent heat-mass transfer on ablating surfaces


One of the world's biggest gasdynamic tubes intended for studying heat-mass transfer in the turbulent boundary layer on an ablating surface is described. It is shown that the facility can be used to simulate the heat-mass transfer and ablated shapes of meteorites and other bodies travelling in the atmosphere.

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Moscow. Translated from Izvestiya Rossiiskoi Akademii Nauk, Mekhanika Zhidkosti i Gaza, No. 1, pp. 133–142, January–February, 1996.

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Mikhatulin, D.S., Polezhaev, Y.V. Simulation of turbulent heat-mass transfer on ablating surfaces. Fluid Dyn 31, 114–120 (1996).

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  • Atmosphere
  • Boundary Layer
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Turbulent Boundary Layer
  • Ablate Shape