Energy deposition in supersonic cavity flow

S. Aradag, H. Van, D. Knight

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The study examines the capability for reduction of the resonant pressure fluctuations in supersonic flow over an open rectangular cavity using repetitively pulsed energy deposition. The simulations are performed for the cases both with and without energy deposition for the unsteady flow over a three-dimensional cavity at a free stream Mach number of 1.5 and Reynolds number of 1.09 × 106. The Reynolds-averaged compressible time dependent Navier Stokes equations in three dimensions are solved using the flow solver GASPex. The k -ω turbulence model is used. A Gaussian temperature profile is utilized to model the energy pulse assuming the density within the spot is initially uniform. The results indicate that energy deposition reduces the pressure fluctuations for the first several Rossiter modes, changing the flow structure within the cavity. However, the power spectrum does not apparently converge to a stationary state either with or without the periodic deposition of energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages7
StatePublished - 2004
Event42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2004Jan 8 2004


Other42nd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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