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Perforated Wall in Controlling the Separation Bubble Due to Shock Wave -Boundary Layer Interaction

Publisher : International Journal of Turbo and Jet Engines

Year : 2019

Abstract : The shock wave boundary layer interaction (SWBLI) induced separation bubble formation (SB) and its control has been investigated numerically in the mixed compression type of intake in the scramjet engine. The external compression has occurred due to the three successive oblique shocks formed from the three successive ramps of the forebody with the semi-wedge angle of 7.6, 7.0, and 9.4 respectively. The intake is designed in such a way that all three shocks converge and impinge on the leading edge of the cowl lip for the operating Mach number of 5.0. The numerical simulation is carried out by solving steady, compressible 2-D RANS equations using transitional SST k-ω turbulence model to capture the influence of SWBLI in the performance of supersonic intake. The formation of SB and its control by establishing the perforated wall in its proximity are investigated for three different cases based on the perforation with respect to SSB. Findings of the numerical simulation have concluded that the size of the SB decreases to an acceptable level while establishing the perforation in the entire fore-body wall in the isolator region. The feedback loop established between the upstream and downstream of SB could be a possible reason for reducing its size. © 2019 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston 2019.

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