NUMERICAL STUDY OF THE RESPONSE OF A COMPRESSIBLE, TURBULENT BOUNDARY LAYER TO A SHORT REGION OF SURFACE CURVATURE.

David Degani, Alexander J. Smits

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Abstract

Calculations were performed to investigate the supersonic flow of a turbulent boundary layer over short regions of concave surface curvature. Upstream of each curved surface the freestream Mach number was 2. 9. Three different constant radii of curvature models were investigated to cover a range of curvatures and turning angles. The numerical technique solved the full, Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations using two different turbulence models: the algebraic eddy viscosity model due to B. S. Baldwin & H. Lomax, and the one-equation model due to M. W. Rubensin. The calculations were compared with the experimental data of M. Taylor & A. J. Smits, and the agreement was very satisfactory, especially for the computations using the one-equation model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering

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