A “Preview” of Three-Dimensional Shock-Wave/ Turbulent Boundary-Layer Interactions

  • Alexander J. Smits
  • Seymour M. Bogdonoff
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (MANUTECH)


The interaction of a shock wave with a turbulent boundary layer can drastically change aerodynamic loads, alter combustion processes, and produce intense local heating, buffeting, and loss of control. Shock-wave/ boundary-layer interactions have therefore been the subject of extensive research. For the two-dimensional case, numerous mean flow data sets exist, over a wide range of Mach and Reynolds numbers, and for a number of flows detailed turbulence measurements have become available. Recently, the unsteady nature of many two-dimensional interactions has also received considerable attention.


Turbulent Boundary Layer AIAA Paper Subsonic Flow Boundary Layer Interaction Pitot Pressure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander J. Smits
    • 1
  • Seymour M. Bogdonoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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