Transitional Shock-Wave/Boundary-Layer Interactions in Intakes at Incidence

  • Tafara E. MakuniEmail author
  • Hardeep S. Kalsi
  • Paul G. Tucker
  • Holger Babinsky
Conference paper
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 131)


The work here presents an experimental and computational study of a simplified intake bottom lip at incidence. The experiments are carried out in a small-scale blow-down wind tunnel. Computations are carried out in parallel to experiments using an in-house unstructured compressible flow solver. Evaluation of current Reynolds Averaged Navier-Stokes (RANS) methods are conducted and compared to experimental measurements. Qualitative results show good agreement of experiments to the computations, although further analysis is required. Current computational strategies follow a steady, quasi-two-dimensional approach, with fully structured wall-resolved grids.


Mach Number Tunnel Liner Static Pressure Distribution Supersonic Region Bottom Dead Centre 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tafara E. Makuni
    • 1
    Email author
  • Hardeep S. Kalsi
    • 1
  • Paul G. Tucker
    • 1
  • Holger Babinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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