Accession Number:

ADA374877

Title:

Interaction between Near-Wall Turbulent Flows and Compliant Surfaces

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Oct 1998-30 Sep 1999

Corporate Author:

SIBLEY SCHOOL OF MECHANICAL AND AEROSPACE ENGINEERING ITHACA NY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-02-18

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The general aim of this project is to get an improved understanding of the interaction between wall-generated turbulence and compliant surface coatings using analysis and direct numerical simulation in an integrated approach, with a view towards the reduction of turbulent sound production and turbulent drag. For this purpose, in a first step that is targeted at identifying interesting domains in the space of parameters describing properties of a compliant wall coating, we are developing low-dimensional models based on Galerkin projection of the Navier-Stokes equations onto systems of eigenfunction obtained via Proper Orthogonal Decomposition. Because of the relatively small effort involved in simulating and analyzing such models, this will allow us to scan large regions of parameter space, allowing us to find regions that lead to a reduction of turbulent drag and turbulent sound production. Among the ultimate goals of this project are thus, first, to obtain a fundamental understanding of flow-structure interaction phenomena for the case of the compliant- wallturbulence interaction, and second, to use this understanding to enhance the flight performance of air vehicles by increasing their lift-to-drag ratio.

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE