The well developed surface panel method is extended by adding a volume integral term allowing calculation of the full effect of compressibility. The full effect of compressibility is calculated by using mixed type finite difference scheme consistent with the mixed nature of transonic flow. The solution is obtained through successive iteration cycles for subcritical flows and for critical flows the solution is obtained through satisfying the Rankine-Hugoniot relations across the captured shock...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRFOILS, COMPRESSIBILITY, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS,...

Pneumatic active control of asymmetric vortical flows around a slender pointed forebody is investigated using the three dimensional solution for the compressible thin-layer Navier-Stokes equation. The computational applications cover the normal and tangential injection control of asymmetric flows around a 5 degree semi-apex angle cone at a 40 degree angle of attack, 1.4 freestream Mach number and 6 x 10(exp 6) freestream Reynolds number (based on the cone length). The effective tangential angle...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ANGLE OF ATTACK, FINITE VOLUME METHOD, FLUX DIFFERENCE...

Papers resulting from work performed from January 1, 1987 to July 31, 1987 are listed. Transonic computational schemes based on Integral Equation Formulation of the full potential equation were presented. Classical and zero-total pressure-loss sets of Euler equations applied to delta wings were examined.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRFOILS, BOUNDARY VALUE PROBLEMS, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID...

This report describes the activities and accomplishments under this research grant, including a list of publications and dissertations, produced in the field of prediction and control of vortex dominated and vortex wake flows.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), VORTICES, ACTIVE CONTROL, PREDICTIONS, TURBULENT FLOW,...

Topics relative to the analysis and control of asymmetric vortex flow and supersonic vortex breakdown are discussed. Specific topics include the computation of compressible, quasi-axisymmetric slender vortex flow and breakdown; supersonic quasi-axisymmetric vortex breakdown; and three-dimensional Navier-Stokes asymmetric solutions for cones and cone-cylinder configurations.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AXISYMMETRIC FLOW, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, SUPERSONIC...

Accomplishments achieved during the reporting period are listed. These accomplishments included 6 papers published in various journals or presented at various conferences; 1 abstract submitted to a technical conference; production of 2 animated movies; and a proposal for use of the National Aerodynamic Simulation Facility at NASA Ames Research Center for further research. The published and presented papers and animated movies addressed the following topics: aeroelasticity, computational fluid...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, DELTA WINGS, AEROELASTICITY,...

Two methods are presented for inviscid transonic flows: unsteady Euler equations in a rotating frame of reference for transonic-vortex flows and integral solution of full-potential equation with and without embedded Euler domains for transonic airfoil flows. The computational results covered: steady and unsteady conical vortex flows; 3-D steady transonic vortex flow; and transonic airfoil flows. The results are in good agreement with other computational results and experimental data. The...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AIRFOIL PROFILES, EULER EQUATIONS OF MOTION, FLOW...

Research on Navier-Stokes, dynamics, and aeroelastic computations for vortical flows, buffet, and flutter applications was performed. Progress during the period from 1 Oct. 1992 to 30 Sep. 1993 is included. Papers on the following topics are included: vertical tail buffet in vortex breakdown flows; simulation of tail buffet using delta wing-vertical tail configuration; shock-vortex interaction over a 65-degree delta wing in transonic flow; supersonic vortex breakdown over a delta wing in...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), BODY-WING AND TAIL CONFIGURATIONS, BUFFETING, COMPUTATIONAL...

The accomplishments achieved during the period include conference and proceedings publications, journal papers, and abstracts which are either published, accepted for publication or under review. Conference presentations and NASA highlight publications are also included. Two of the conference proceedings publications are attached along with a Ph.D. dissertation abstract and table of contents. In the first publication, computational simulation of three-dimensional flows around a delta wing...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), AEROELASTICITY, BUFFETING, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS,...

The unsteady, compressible, thin-layer Navier-Stokes equations are used to numerically study the passive control of steady and unsteady supersonic asymmetric flows around circular and noncircular cones. The main computational scheme of the present study is an implicit upwind, flux-difference splitting, finite-volume scheme. Passive control of flow asymmetry is studied by using a vertical fin in the leeward plane of geometric symmetry and side strakes with and without thickness at different...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASYMMETRY, CIRCULAR CONES, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS,...

The unsteady, compressible, thin-layer, Navier-Stokes (NS) equations are solved to simulate steady and unsteady, asymmetric, vortical laminar flow around cones at high incidences and supersonic Mach numbers. The equations are solved by using an implicit, upwind, flux-difference splitting (FDS), finite-volume scheme. The locally conical flow assumption is used and the solutions are obtained by forcing the conserved components of the flowfield vector to be equal at two axial stations located at...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ASYMMETRY, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, NAVIER-STOKES...

The unsteady, compressible Navier-Stokes equations are used to compute and analyze compressible quasi-axisymmetric isolated vortices. The Navier-Stokes equations are solved using an implicit, upwind, flux difference splitting finite volume scheme. The developed three dimensional solver was verified by comparing its solution profiles with those of a slender, quasi-axisymmetric vortex solver for a subsonic, quasi-axisymmetric vortex in an unbounded domain. The Navier-Stokes solver is then used to...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, STEADY FLOW,...

Computational study of the far-field turbulent vortex-wake/exhaust plume interaction for subsonic and high speed civil transport (HSCT) airplanes is carried out. The Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes (NS) equations are solved using the implicit, upwind, Roe-flux-differencing, finite-volume scheme. The two-equation shear stress transport model of Menter is implemented with the NS solver for turbulent-flow calculation. For the far-field study, the computations of vortex-wake interaction with the...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), TURBULENT FLOW, VORTICES, NAVIER-STOKES EQUATION, SUPERSONIC...

This progress report documents the accomplishments achieved in the period from December 1, 1992 until November 30, 1993. These accomplishments include publications, national and international presentations, NASA presentations, and the research group supported under this grant. Topics covered by documents incorporated into this progress report include: active control of asymmetric conical flow using spinning and rotary oscillation; supersonic vortex breakdown over a delta wing in transonic flow;...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), ACTIVE CONTROL, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS, NAVIER-STOKES...

Analysis and computation of steady, compressible, quasi-axisymmetric flow of an isolated, slender vortex are considered. The compressible, Navier-Stokes equations are reduced to a simpler set by using the slenderness and quasi-axisymmetry assumptions. The resulting set along with a compatibility equation are transformed from the diverging physical domain to a rectangular computational domain. Solving for a compatible set of initial profiles and specifying a compatible set of boundary...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, FLUID DYNAMICS, MACH NUMBER, STEADY FLOW,...

The accomplishments which have been achieved in the present year covering the period from Dec. 1, 1991 until Nov. 30, 1992 are given. These accomplishments include publications, national and international presentations, NASA Research Highlights and presentations, and the research group supported under this grant.

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), SUPERSONIC FLOW, VORTEX BREAKDOWN, VORTICES, ASYMMETRY, FLOW...

The unsteady, compressible, thin-layer Navier-Stokes equations are used to obtain three-dimensional, asymmetric, vortex-flow solutions around cones and cone-cylinder configurations. The equations are solved using an implicit, upwind, flux-difference splitting, finite-volume scheme. The computational applications cover asymmetric flows around a 5 semi-apex angle cone of unit length at various Reynolds number. Next, a cylindrical afterbody of various length is added to the conical forebody to...

Topics: NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS), COMPRESSIBLE FLOW, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS,...