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Behaviour of unsteady transonic shock / boundary layer interactions with three-dimensional effects

Bruce, PJK and Babinsky, H (2009) Behaviour of unsteady transonic shock / boundary layer interactions with three-dimensional effects. 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition.

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An experimental investigation into the response of transonic SBLIs to periodic down-stream pressure perturbations in a parallel walled duct has been conducted. Tests have been carried out with a shock strength of M ∞ = 1.5 for pressure perturbation frequencies in the range 16-90 Hz. Analysis of the steady interaction at M∞ = 1.5 has also been made. The principle measurement techniques were high speed schlieren photography and laser Doppler anemometry. The structure of the steady SBLI was found to be highly three-dimensional, with large corner flows and sidewall SBLIs. These aspects are thought to influence the upstream transmission of pressure information through the interaction by affecting the post-shock flow field, including the extent of regions of secondary supersonic flow. At low frequency, the dynamics of shock motion can be predicted using an inviscid analytical model. At increased frequencies, viscous effects become significant and the shock exhibits unexpected dynamic behaviour, due to a phase lag between the upstream transmission of pressure information in the core flow and in the viscous boundary layers. Flow control in the form of micro-vane vortex generators was found to have a small impact on shock dynamics, due to the effect it had on the post-shock flow field outside the viscous boundary layer region. The relationship between inviscid and viscous effects is developed and potential destabilising mechanisms for SBLIs in practical applications are suggested. Copyright © 2009 by Paul Bruce and Holger Babinsky.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Fluid Mechanics
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Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2015 14:12
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