Energy addition in a hypersonic flow: Analysis of the interaction region

M. N. Shneider, S. F. Gimelshein, P. Yu.

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An upstream structure of a parabolic shock wave induced in a hypersonic flow by a steady-state high-intensity heat source is examined. A similarity analysis is used to derive a simple analytic expression that allows one to predict the shock wave upstream stand-off distance. The solution of Navier-Stokes is obtained to provide basis for the validation of the analytic expression; a good agreement is obtained between the analytical and numerical results for a number of power source intensities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
StatePublished - 2009
Event39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 25 2009

Publication series

Name39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference


Other39th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Aerospace Engineering


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