Accession Number:

ADP011107

Title:

Analysis of Jet Interaction for Supersonic Flow Control

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

POITIERS UNIV (FRANCE) LAB DE MECANIQUE DES FLUIDES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

In a lot of industrial applications, especially in ejectors and propulsive jets, most of the dynamical behaviour of the system is strongly influenced by the mixing efficiency in a supersonic jet. This is particularly the case when dilution of hot propulsive jets is required for example to reduce infrared signature of a military aircraft. Many mechanical devices have been used to increase mixing in free shear flows. Most of these devices stimulate the activity of longitudinal vortices naturally occurring in mixing layers. For instance, the insertion of small tabs on the splitter plate of a plane mixing layer, or in the nozzle of a jet, produces large and small-scale vortical motions. This results in a strong distortion of the mean flow and a strong mixing enhancement. In order to prepare the development of an active hyper-mixing method, Davis studied a pneumatic device. A schematic arrangement of this device is shown in figure 1. It is generally admitted that transverse jets generate longitudinal vorticity in a crossflow. Several control jets CJ can be used in order to improve the mixing in the initial part of a supersonic jet. This kind of device has been proved to be efficient in subsonic flows. The question arises of the behaviour of such control jets in supersonic flows.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE