Observation of Three-dimensional “Separation” in Shock Wave Turbulent Boundary Layer Interactions

  • S. M. Bogdonoff
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On the basis of the present analysis of specific two and highly swept three-dimensional shock wave and turbulent boundary layer interactions, it has been observed that: 1) three-dimensional flows are radically different than the “classical” two-dimensional flows, 2) the scale, pressure gradients, unsteadiness, and computability are quite different, 3) the designation of “separation” in three dimensions is not realistic, and 4) a concept of vorticity rearrangement is proposed to describe the physics of the interactions in three dimensions.


Shock Wave Turbulent Boundary Layer Vortical Structure Shock Strength High Frequency Measurement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. Bogdonoff
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  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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