Energy deposition influence on supersonic flow over axisymmetric bodies

A. A. Zheltovodov, E. A. Pimonov, D. D. Knight

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Numerical calculations in a framework of 2-D axisymmetric unsteady Euler equations are performed and compared with some known experiments with laser-induced energy deposition located in supersonic flow upstream of different bodies. The single energy impulse interaction with a sphere in the air flow at M = 3.45 is investigated. The complex unsteady flowfield structure is analyzed and compared with experimental data as well as with known calculations on the basis of the Navier-Stokes equations with the real gas effects modeling. Experimental evolution of surface pressure distributions on the sphere is compared with calculated one in a framework of ideal and viscous gas models. The results of parametrical numerical research of the flowfield features in a vicinity of blunt spherical and sharp conical axisymmetrical bodies in conditions of the periodic pulse energy deposition in flow of argon is performed at M = 2. Comparison with experiments on the flowfield and wave drag variation for the range of energy source frequency f = 12.5 - 100 kHz is carried our. Similar calculations for the cases with the equivalent steady energy deposition are analyzed also. Additional possibilities of the wave drag reduction by a variation of energy source length as well as its frequency are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)1563478900, 9781563478901
StatePublished - 2007
Event45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2007 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2007Jan 11 2007

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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