Turbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic Flow

  • Alexander J. Smits
  • Jean-Paul Dussauge

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Pages 1-42
  3. Pages 43-59
  4. Pages 79-118
  5. Pages 119-138
  6. Pages 139-178
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 365-410

About this book


A good understanding of turbulent compressible flows is essential to the design and operation of high-speed vehicles. Such flows occur, for example, in the external flow over the surfaces of supersonic aircraft, and in the internal flow through the engines. Our ability to predict the aerodynamic lift, drag, propulsion and maneuverability of high-speed vehicles is crucially dependent on our knowledge of turbulent shear layers, and our understanding of their behavior in the presence of shock waves and regions of changing pressure. Turbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic Flow provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, and helps provide a basis for future work in this area. Wherever possible we use the available experimental work, and the results from numerical simulations to illustrate and develop a physical understanding of turbulent compressible flows.


dynamic lift mixing propulsion shock wave turbulence turbulent flow waves

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander J. Smits
    • 1
  • Jean-Paul Dussauge
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA
  2. 2.Institut de Recherche Sur les Phénomènes Hors ÉquilibreUnité Mixte Université d’Aix-Marseille I et II CNRS No. 138MarseilleFrance

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