Numerical modeling of the receptivity of a supersonic boundary layer to entropy disturbances

A. A. Ryzhov, V. G. Sudakov

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Abstract

Numerical modeling of the receptivity of a two-dimensional flat-plate boundary layer to entropy disturbances is carried out at the freestream Mach number M = 6. Low-intensity perturbations considered are in the form of temperature spots of various shapes and with different initial positions downstream of the shock. They are shown to be able to generate unstable disturbances in the boundary layer. This receptivity mechanism is relatively weak as compared with the receptivity to acoustic waves. When the entropy perturbations are introduced upstream of the bow shock, they first pass across the shock. Downstream of the shock this interaction generates acoustic waves which, in turn, penetrate into the boundary layer thus exciting unstable disturbances of a considerably greater amplitude than the temperature spots. Thus, the bow shock can change the receptivity mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)338-345
Number of pages8
JournalFluid Dynamics
Volume47
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • boundary layer
  • Navier-Stokes equations
  • numerical modeling
  • receptivity
  • stability
  • supersonic flows

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