Steady and unsteady supersonic flow control with energy addition

M. N. Shneider, S. O. Macheret, S. H. Zaidi, I. G. Girgis, Yu P. Raizer, R. B. Miles

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23 Scopus citations


This paper presents a review of some experimental and theoretical results obtained by the authors and their collaborators during the past few years, including:The effect of a plasma (directed-energy) air spike in supersonic/hypersonic flows. The similarity laws for shock wave and drag parameters, as functions of the strength of heat source and characteristics of incident flow, and experimental and computational parametric studies are discussed.Modeling of "virtual cowl," i.e., of energy addition to hypersonic flow off the vehicle in order to increase air mass capture and reduce spillage in scramjet inlets at Mach numbers below the design value.Numerical studies of aerodynamic forces created by off-axis heat addition upstream of a body. These forces and moments can be used for supersonic/hypersonic vehicle steering.Experiments and numerical modeling of pulsed off-body energy addition for sonic boom mitigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication34th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference
StatePublished - 2003
Event34th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference 2003 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: Jun 23 2003Jun 26 2003

Publication series

Name34th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference


Other34th AIAA Plasmadynamics and Lasers Conference 2003
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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