Numerical study of shock interactions on double-wedge geometries

Joseph Olejniczak, Michael J. Wright, Graham V. Candler

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Steady shock interactions in perfect gas flows over double-wedge geometries are studied using computational fluid dynamics. In inviscid flow, four possible steady shock interactions are observed. These are the standard Type IV, V, and VI, as well as an apparent new interaction. In the Type IV and new interactions, a supersonic jet forms along the body surface. This jet produces oscillations in flow quantities on the surface. Preliminary laminar viscous calculations show that steady solutions exist for a range of Reynolds numbers and second wedge angles. These flows are very sensitive to the level of grid resolution, and it is only possible to correctly produce these interactions with very fine grids.

Original languageEnglish (US)
StatePublished - 1996
Event34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1996 - Reno, United States
Duration: Jan 15 1996Jan 18 1996


Other34th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, 1996
Country/TerritoryUnited States

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant Number F49620-93-1-0338 and NASA Langley Research Center Contract NAG-1-1498. This work is also sponsored in part by the Army High Performance Computing Research Center under the auspices of the Department of the Army, Army Research Laboratory cooperative agreement number DAAH04-95-2-0003 / contract number DAAH04-95-C-0008, the content of which does not necessarily reflect the position or the policy of the government, and no official endorsement should be inferred.

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© 1996, by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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