Accession Number : ADA310408
Title : Development of Combined Asymptotic and Numerical Procedures for Transonic and Hypersonic Flows.
Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Nov 91-31 Dec 95,
Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL CORP THOUSAND OAKS CA SCIENCE CENTER
Personal Author(s) : Malmuth, N. ; Fedorov, A. ; Khokhlov, A. ; Cole, J.
Report Date : APR 1996
Pagination or Media Count : 142
Abstract : Hypersonic and transonic flows of practical interest were investigated using combined asymptotic and numerical methods. In the hypersonic regime, strong, moderate and weak interaction between shock and boundary layers were emphasized in relation to stability and transition. A new instability was identified in which disturbances reflect from the boundary layer edge of a waveguide formed by the boundary layer and a flat plate. Other new amplification phenomena were discovered related to three-dimensional disturbances and finite amplitude fluctuations in thin Newtonian shock layers. It was shown that the latter can produce inflectional instabilities that can be exploited to enhance mixing in scramjet combustors. Similitudes were used to collapse Reentry-F cone data to a universal curve, forming a basis for quick-response hypersonic transition prediction. Another theoretical analysis showed that ultrasonically absorptive thermal protection surfaces can damp inviscid second-mode acoustic instabilities with the possibility of transition control. In the transonic speed range, an area rule for wall interference was developed as well as asymptotic theories for lifting interference and the effect of non circular walls. These provide systematic approximation procedures for quick correction methods and optimal model sizing for maximum unit Reynolds number and minimum wall interference.
Descriptors : *COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS , *BOUNDARY LAYER TRANSITION , *TRANSONIC FLOW , *HYPERSONIC FLOW , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , COMPUTERIZED SIMULATION , OPTIMIZATION , AERODYNAMIC STABILITY , SHOCK WAVES , EIGENVALUES , FLOW FIELDS , TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS , APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS) , BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS , WIND TUNNEL TESTS , UNSTEADY FLOW , SUPERSONIC FLOW , HYPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS , INVISCID FLOW , VISCOUS FLOW , SUPERSONIC COMBUSTION RAMJET ENGINES , WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS , PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION , AERODYNAMIC LIFT , REYNOLDS NUMBER , BOUNDARY LAYER CONTROL , BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW , STEADY FLOW , THREE DIMENSIONAL FLOW , TRANSONIC CHARACTERISTICS.
Subject Categories : AERODYNAMICS
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE