Thermophysics and Aeromechanics

, Volume 25, Issue 1, pp 31–46 | Cite as

Numerical simulation of the flow with a pseudo-shock in an axisymmetric expanding duct with a frontal inlet

  • I. I. Mazhul
  • Yu. P. Gounko


The results of the numerical modeling of a flow with a pseudo-shock in an axisymmetric duct are presented. The duct included a frontal inlet with the initial funnel-shaped compression part and the cylindrical throat part as well as the subsequent expanding diffuser. To create a flow with a pseudo-shock, the duct was throttled with the use of the outlet converging insert. Numerical computations of the axisymmetric flow have been conducted on the basis of the solution of the Reynolds-averaged Navier−Stokes equations and with the use of the k-ω SST turbulence model. As a result of computations, such parameters of the flow were determined as the location of the beginning of the pseudo-shock, the length of its supersonic part, the velocity profiles in different cross sections of the pseudo-shock, the pressure distribution on the duct wall, the total pressure recovery factor, and others. The behavior of these parameters at the freestream Mach number М = 6 was analyzed versus the diffuser opening angle and different degree of the inlet duct throttling.


axisymmetric supersonic flow frontal inlet of internal compression expanding diffuser pseudo-shock duct throttling 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics SB RASNovosibirskRussia
  2. 2.Novosibirsk State Technical UniversityNovosibirskRussia

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