Study of Separation and Vortices in Rotational Inviscid Flows.
Annual rept. Jul 85-Jun 86,
GRUMMAN CORP BETHPAGE NY CORPORATE RESEARCH CENTER
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An investigation of the power of the Euler equations in the prediction of supersonic separated flows is presented. These equations are solved numerically for the highly vortical flow about simple bodies. Two sources of vorticity are studied the first is the flow field shock system and the second is the vorticity shed into the flow field from a separating boundary layer. Both sources of vorticity are found to produce separation and vortices. In the case of shed vorticity the surface point from which the vorticity is shed i.e., separation point is determined empirically. Solutions obtained with both sources of vorticity are studied in detail, compared with each other, and with potential calculations and experimental data. Keywords Fluid mechanics Vortex flows Supersonic flows.
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