Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Surface pressure fluctuations due to an impinging underexpanded supersonic jet
by Pundir, Binu, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University, 2011, 166; 3496481
Abstract (Summary)

The impingement of supersonic jets on surfaces is of interest because of its important application to jet blast deflectors (JBD), and short takeoff and vertical landing aircraft (STOVL) during hover. Typically, on an aircraft carrier deck, the impingement of the jet blast on the deflector generates impingement tones, and structural vibrations, not only on the JBD but also on the ship deck. Therefore, apart from direct transmission of jet noise to the gallery level, there is a component of noise transmitted due to the impingement of the jet on the JBD.

The objectives of this work are to study the pressure spectra (i) on a flat plate, and separately on a cone due to axisymmetric impingement of a supersonic underexpanded cold jet issuing from a convergent-divergent nozzle and (ii) on a plane jet impinging on a finite plate and an adjoining ground plane due to the impingement of a planar jet on the plate.

The characteristics of the surface pressure fluctuations are numerically investigated using WIND-US 2.0. The time-dependent, compressible Euler equations for perfect gas are employed for the present computations. The impingement distance between the jet nozzle and the deflector plate, and the plate inclination with respect to the incident jet are varied.

The impingement zone stagnation bubble and a high-speed radial jet with several embedded structures (shocklets) were identified on the perpendicular plate. Flows involving cones reveal the presence of detached cone shocks, enclosing a recirculation zone. The location and magnitude of the peak pressure on the cone surface are a strong function of the cone apex angle. For the two-dimensional jet impingement on angled plate the peak value of pressure occurs at normal jet impingement. The pressure at the intersection point of the plate and the ground plane is sometimes higher than the peak pressure on the plate. Beyond this point there is a sharp decrease in pressure. As the flow accelerates, an oblique shock is sometimes formed in this grazing flow region. A recirculation region at the lower lip of the nozzle was observed for all the separation distances and plate inclinations.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dhanak, Manhar
Commitee:
School: Florida Atlantic University
School Location: United States -- Florida
Source: DAI-B 73/05, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Aerospace engineering, Ocean engineering
Keywords: Impinging jets, Pressure fluctuations, Supersonic jets
Publication Number: 3496481
ISBN: 978-1-267-15943-4
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