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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Ames Research Center, For sale by the National Technical Information Service in Moffett Field, Calif, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Aerospace planes.,
  • Boundary layers.,
  • Computational fluid dynamics.,
  • Flow distribution.,
  • Flow measurement.,
  • Hypersonic flow.,
  • Hypersonic speed.,
  • Shock wave interaction.,
  • Turbulence models.,
  • Wind tunnel tests.

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Edition Notes

StatementMarvin Kussoy, George P.-G. Huang, F. Menter.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- NASA CR-199365.
ContributionsHuang, George., Menter, Florian R., Ames Research Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15419808M

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