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LES of shock wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction affected by microramp vortex generators

Joly, Laurent and Grébert, Arnaud and Jamme, Stéphane and Bodart, Julien LES of shock wave/turbulent boundary layer interaction affected by microramp vortex generators. (2016) In: 69th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, 20 November 2016 - 22 November 2016 (Portland, United States).

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At large Mach numbers, the interaction of an oblique shock wave with a turbulent boundary layer (SWTBLI) developing over a flat plate gives rise to a separation bubble known to exhibit low-frequency streamwise oscillations around StL = 0.03 (a Strouhal number based on the separated region length). Because these oscillations yield wall pressure or load fluctuations, efforts are made to reduce their amplitude. We perform large eddy simulations to reproduce the experiments by Wang etal (2012) where a rake of microramp vortex generators (MVGs) were inserted upstream the SWTBLI with consequences yet to be fully understood. There is no consensus on the flow structure downstream MVGs and this is first clarified in the case of MVGs protruding by 0.47δ in a TBL at Mach number M = 2.7 and Reynolds number Reθ = 3600. Large-scale vortices intermittently shed downstream the MVGs are characterized by a streamwise period close to twice the TBL thickness and a frequency f ≈ 0.5Ue/δ, two orders of magnitude higher than the one of the uncontrolled SWTBLI. We then characterize the interaction between the unsteady wake of the MVGs with the SWTBLI resulting in the reduction of the interaction length and the high-frequency modulation of the shock feet motions.

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Institution:Université de Toulouse > Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace - ISAE-SUPAERO (FRANCE)
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