Accession Number:

ADA130831

Title:

Fluid Dynamic Mechanisms and Interactions within Separated Flows and Their Effects on Missile Aerodynamics

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1979-1983

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF MECHANICAL AND INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1983-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

387.0

Abstract:

Significant data and detailed results of a joint research effort investigating the fluid dynamic mechanisms and interactions within separated flows are presented. The results were obtained through analytical, experimental, and computational investigations of base flow related configurations. The research objectives focus on understanding the component mechanisms and interactions which establish and maintain separated flow regions. Flow models and theoretical analyses were developed to describe the base flowfield. The research approach has been to conduct extensive small-scale experiments on base flow configurations and to analyze these flows by component models and finite- difference techniques. The modeling of base flows of missiles both powered and unpowered for transonic and supersonic freestreams has been successful by component models. Research on plume effects and plume modeling indicated the need to match initial plume slope and plume surface curvature for valid wind tunnel simulation of an actual rocket plume. The assembly and development of a state-of-the-art laser Doppler velocimeter LDV system for experiments with two-dimensional small-scale models has been completed and detailed velocity and turbulence measurements are underway. The LDV experiments include the entire range of base flowfield mechanisms -- shear layer development, recompression reattachment, shock-induced separation, and plume-induced separation.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Dynamics, Configurations and Control Surfaces

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE