Numerical Investigation of Hypersonic Conical Boundary-Layer Stability Including High-Enthalpy and Three-Dimensional Effects
AuthorSalemi, Leonardo da Costa
AdvisorFasel, Hermann F.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractThe spatial stability of hypersonic conical boundary layers is investigated utilizing different numerical techniques. First, the development and verification of a Linearized Compressible Navier-Stokes solver (LinCS) is presented, followed by an investigation of different effects that affect the stability of the flow in free-flight/ground tests, such as: high-enthalpy effects, wall-temperature ratio, and three-dimensionality (i.e. angle-of-attack). A temporally/spatially high-order of accuracy parallelized Linearized Compressible Navier-Stokes solver in disturbance formulation was developed, verified and employed in stability investigations. Herein, the solver was applied and verified against LST, PSE and DNS, for different hypersonic boundary-layer flows over several geometries (e.g. flat plate - M=5.35 & 10; straight cone - M=5.32, 6 & 7.95; flared cone - M=6; straight cone at AoA = 6 deg - M=6). The stability of a high-enthalpy flow was investigated utilizing LST, LinCS and DNS of the experiments performed for a 5 deg sharp cone in the T5 tunnel at Caltech. The results from axisymmetric and 3D wave-packet investigations in the linear, weakly, and strongly nonlinear regimes using DNS are presented. High-order spectral analysis was employed in order to elucidate the presence of nonlinear couplings, and the fundamental breakdown of second mode waves was investigated using parametric studies. The three-dimensionality of the flow over the Purdue 7 deg sharp cone at M=6 and AoA =6 deg was also investigated. The development of the crossflow instability was investigated utilizing suction/blowing at the wall in the LinCS/DNS framework. Results show good agreement with previous computational investigations, and that the proper basic flow computation/formation of the vortices is very sensitive to grid resolution.
Degree ProgramGraduate College