Boundary layer stability analysis to support the HIFiRE transition experiment

Heath B Johnson, Chris R. Alba, Graham V Candler, Matthew MacLean, Timothy Wadhams, Michael Holden

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Abstract

Boundary layer stability analysis is performed by CFD simulation of experiments conducted in the CUBRC LENS I hypervelocity shock tunnel in support of the first flight of the Hypersonic International Flight Research Experimentation (HIFiRE) program. From the laminar flow solutions, disturbances are calculated using the linear PSE method and instability is quantified by integrating the resulting disturbance growth rates. Comparisons are made between the experimentally-measured transition locations and the results of the PSE analysis. The results show that for the cases tested, the eN transition correlation works very well in predicting the onset of boundary layer transition from laminar to turbulent flow.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc.
Pages3804-3816
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)1563478900, 9781563478901
DOIs
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
Volume6

Other

Other45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2007
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period1/8/071/11/07

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