Development of efficient hypersonic air-breathing propulsion system requires under-standing the mixing of fuel in a supersonic flow. Experiments1-3 at the S3L facility in Caltech investigate fundamental mixing of fuel with supersonic gas stream in an expansion-ramp configuration. The flow is turbulent and exhibits spatio-temporal pressure and density variations due to compressibility and heat release. The present work aims to develop and study subgrid-scale models for simulating the flow in the experiment. In particular, we focus on incorporating the baroclinic (pertaining to pressure-gradient and density) and dilatational effects at subgrid-scales. These subgrid-scale effects cannot be directly represented in conventional density-filtered LES formulation using algebraic models available in the literature. We develop and a new concise filtered-velocity based LES formulation and simulate a specific flow-case studied in the experiments. A posteriori observations of the proposed formulation are reported on two-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations. The effect on key flow statistics is discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference|
|Publisher||American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA|
|State||Published - 2016|
|Event||46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2016 - Washington, United States|
Duration: Jun 13 2016 → Jun 17 2016
|Name||46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference|
|Other||46th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, 2016|
|Period||6/13/16 → 6/17/16|
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