Sharp-fin induced shock wave/turbulent boundary layer interactions in an axisymmetric configuration

Joshua D. Pickles, Pramod K. Subbareddy, Venkateswaran Narayanaswamy

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Novel data from complimentary experimental and computational studies are presented for shock/boundary layer interactions induced by a sharp fin in an axisymmetric configuration. Fin configurations of 5°, 10°, 12°, 14°, and 20° were tested in a Mach number of 3 while mounted to a half-cylinder with a 100-mm outer diameter. RANS simulations are currently underway using a grid developed for this axisymmetric configuration. Flow visualizations with aluminum oxide show the presence of primary separation, but do not indicate definite existence of primary reattachment or secondary separation/reattachment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624104367
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2016 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jun 13 2016Jun 17 2016

Publication series

Name46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference


Other46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2016
CountryUnited States

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