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Flow establishment over rearward-facing steps in high enthalpy flows

  • M. J. Hayne
  • D. J. Mee
  • S. L. Gai
  • B. S. Stewart
  • R. G. Morgan
Conference paper

Abstract

Establishment of steady flows in areas of separation is of critical importance when experimentally studying hypersonic flows. The University of Queensland has two large scale expansion tube test facilities (X2, X3) capable of generating flow speeds up to 15km/s. In this paper flow establishment in X2 is examined for a flat plate and a rearward-facing step model and the results compared to those for existing flow establishment theories. It is found that separated flows can be successfully established in an expansion tube, with the results agreeing well with empirical relationships.

Keywords

Flat Plate Separate Flow Separate Shear Layer Expansion Tube Pitot Pressure 
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© Tsinghua University Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. J. Hayne
    • 1
  • D. J. Mee
    • 1
  • S. L. Gai
    • 2
  • B. S. Stewart
    • 1
  • R. G. Morgan
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Hypersonics, Department of Mechanical EngineeringThe University of QueenslandAustralia
  2. 2.School of Aerospace and Mechanical EngineeringUniversity College, UNSW@ADFACanberraAustralia

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