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Microvortex generators applied to flowfield containing a normal shock wave and diffuser

Titchener, N and Babinsky, H (2011) Microvortex generators applied to flowfield containing a normal shock wave and diffuser. AIAA Journal, 49. pp. 1046-1056. ISSN 0001-1452

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The flow through a terminating shock wave and the subsequent subsonic diffuser typically found in supersonic inlets has been simulated using a small-scale wind tunnel. Experiments have been conducted at an inflow Mach number of 1.4 using a dual-channel working section to produce a steady near-normal shock wave. The setup was designed so that the location of the shock wave could be varied relative to the diffuser. As the near-normal shock wave was moved downstream and into the diffuser, an increasingly distorted, three-dimensional, and separated flow was observed. Compared with the interaction of a normal shock wave in a constant area duct, the addition of the diffuser resulted in more prominent corner interactions. Microvortex generators were added to determine their potential for removing flow separation. Although these devices were found to reduce the extent of separation, they significantly increased three-dimensionality and even led to a large degree of flow asymmetry in some configurations. Copyright © 2011 by Neil Titchener and Holger Babinsky.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div A > Fluid Mechanics
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2015 13:36
Last Modified: 06 May 2016 01:53
DOI: 10.2514/1.J050760