Visualizing the Supersonic Flow around a Microvortex Generator

  • F. K. Lu
  • A. P. Pierce
  • P. J. Gonzalez
  • Y. Shih

Introduction

Microvortex generators (MVGs) have been proposed as devices for alleviating the adverse effects of shock/boundary-layer interactions [1]. MVGs in supersonic flow are generally skewed tetrahedral protuberanceswhose height is less than the boundary layer thickness (Fig. 1). Anderson et al. [1] providedMVG design guidelines, such as the standoff distance from an MVG array to the shock impingement location.

Keywords

Particle Image Velocimetry Supersonic Flow AIAA Paper Standoff Distance Horseshoe Vortex 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. K. Lu
    • 1
  • A. P. Pierce
    • 1
  • P. J. Gonzalez
    • 1
  • Y. Shih
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerodynamics Research Center, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering DepartmentUniversity of Texas at ArlingtonArlingtonUSA

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