Heat transfer in supersonic flow over a single spherical cavity

Research paper by V. Ya. Borovoi, L. V. Yakovlev

Indexed on: 01 Sep '91Published on: 01 Sep '91Published in: Fluid Dynamics


The flow and heat transfer on a plate with a single spherical cavity has been experimentally investigated for M∞=4 and Re∞,L=3.1 · 106. The flow pattern over the cavity has been obtained. Zones of enhanced heat transfer have been detected, and the heat transfer coefficients in and near the cavity have been determined. It has been established that a single spherical cavity has almost no effect on the integral heat flux.