Accession Number : ADA115796

Title :   Navier-Stokes Computations of Aft End Flow Fields.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Dec 78-14 Mar 82,


Personal Author(s) : Weinberg,Bernard C ; McDonald,Henry ; Shamroth,Stephen J

PDF Url : ADA115796

Report Date : May 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : A Navier-Stokes code to solve the aft end flow field of missile type configurations is presented. The consistently split linearized block implicit method of McDonald and Briley is employed in modified form to handle L-shaped domains with sharp reentrant corners. Appropriate boundary conditions are applied for the supersonic flow in particular at the outer boundary so that waves generated within the flow field are allowed to pass out of the computational domain without reflecting back into it. An adaptive grid option has been incorporated into the code and has been exercised by following the shear layer in a model backstep problem. Results are presented for the supersonic turbulent flow over a nozzle boattail configuration with and without jet exhaust and the results are compared with experiment. Calculations of the 2-D turbulent supersonic flow over a right angle back step with shear layer reattachment on a 20 deg ramp are also shown, and compared with experiments. The computation shows the qualitative physical behavior of the flows and there is generally good agreement with the experimental velocity profiles through most of the free shear layer and the ramp reattachment zone. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Supersonic flow, *Flow fields, *Navier Stokes equations, Boattail afterbodies, Aerodynamic control surfaces, Guided missiles, Supersonic drag, Computations, Nozzles

Subject Categories : Numerical Mathematics
      Guided Missiles
      Fluid Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE