Laminar-Turbulent Transition in High-Speed Compressible Boundary Layers with Curvature: Non-Zero Angle of Attack Experiments
Final rept. 1 Jul 94-30 Jun 97
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN
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This grant supported the work of two additional graduate students in the area of high speed boundary layer transition. The non-zero angle of attack measurements were delayed, to reduce the risk of damaging the model, currently in use at zero angle of attack AOA. Instead, a high sensitivity laser differential interferometer is being developed, for non-intrusive high bandwidth measurements of instability waves. Work towards the larger wind tunnel discussed in the proposal was also advanced, through measurements of the effect of elevated driver tube temperatures on the extent of quiet flow. Apparatus for placement of the elliptic cone at a 3-degree AOA has been designed these measurements will commence on completion of the zero AOA measurements, late in 1997.
- Fluid Mechanics