Radiation and critical shocks in atmospheric entry

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Sub- and supercritical shock waves are produced during atmospheric entry. The radiation efficiency of the former increases strongly with velocity and altitude; that of the latter increases with altitude, but decreases with supercritical velocities. These efficiencies shift the region of maximum radiation one to two scale heights higher and decrease overall radiation efficiency.

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Canavan, G. H. December 1, 1997.

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Sub- and supercritical shock waves are produced during atmospheric entry. The radiation efficiency of the former increases strongly with velocity and altitude; that of the latter increases with altitude, but decreases with supercritical velocities. These efficiencies shift the region of maximum radiation one to two scale heights higher and decrease overall radiation efficiency.

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  • Other Information: PBD: [1997]

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  • Other: DE98001597
  • Report No.: LA-UR--97-3568
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • DOI: 10.2172/555554 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 555554
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc697733

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Canavan, G. H. Radiation and critical shocks in atmospheric entry, report, December 1, 1997; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc697733/: accessed November 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.