Delayed Detached-Eddy Simulation of Supersonic Inlet Buzz

  • S. Trapier
  • S. Deck
  • P. Duveau
Part of the Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design book series (NNFM, volume 97)


The present paper presents a simulation of supersonic inlet buzz on a 20x106 points mesh, using the DDES (Delayed Detached Eddy Simulation) method. This latter approach is a version of DES that ensures the attached boundary layers to be treated in RANS. The results are compared to experimental data obtained during a previous campaign of wind-tunnel experiments. The buzz experimentally observed at Mach 1.8 is well reproduced. The buzz frequency, as well as higher frequencies existing in the experimental pressure signals, are correctly predicted. The functions of DDES prove to be robust and to perform satisfactorily.


Normal Shock AIAA Journal Detach Eddy Simulation Butterfly Valve Compression Ramp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Trapier
    • 1
  • S. Deck
    • 1
  • P. Duveau
    • 1
  1. 1.ONERAFrance

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