Numerical simulation of realistic high-speed inlets using the navier-stokes equations

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The tlo\v fields of two-dimensional high-speed inlets of realistic engineering geometry are solved through numerical integration of the full Navier-Stokes equations. Two inlets are considered, representative of lowaltitude acceleration and high-altitude cruise configurations. The flowfield of each is affected strongly by the curvilinear geometry and shock/boundary-layer interactions. The numerical code solves the full mean compressible Navier-Stokes equations using the algorithm of MacCormack in conjunction with a curvilinear bodyoriented coordinate system. Turbulence is represented by a two-layer eddy viscosity model. The computed results compare very favorably with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1583-1589
Number of pages7
JournalAIAA journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1977

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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