Laminar boundary-layer heat transfer and shear-stress predictions from existing similarity solutions are extended in an approximate way to perfect gas flows with a large free-stream velocity gradient parameter β and variable density-viscosity product ρμ across the boundary layer resulting from a highly cooled wall. The dimensionless enthalpy gradient at the wall $gw′$, to which the heat flux is related, is found not to vary appreciably with β. Thus the application of similarity solutions on a local basis to predict heat transfer from accelerated flows to an arbitrary surface may be a reasonable approximation involving a minimum amount of calculation time. Unlike $gw′$, the dimensionless velocity gradient at the wall $fw″$, to which the shear stress is related, is strongly dependent on β.

This content is only available via PDF.