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DSMC Simulation of Shock/Shock Interactions: Emphasis on Type IV InteractionsThis paper presents the results of a numerical study of shock/shock interactions that include both the Edney type IV and type III interactions, with emphasis on the type IV interactions. Computations are made using the direct simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) method of Bird for Mach 10 air flow, as produced in the ONERA R5Ch low-density wind tunnel. The simulations include the flow about a shock generator which creates a relatively weak oblique shock that impinges on a much stronger cylinder bow shock. The sensitivity and characteristics of the interactions are examined by varying the horizontal distance separating the shock generator leading edge and cylinder. Results of the simulation for one separation distance are compared with wind tunnel measurements. Comparisons are made for surface heating and pressure and for flow-field values of density and rotational temperatures, as obtained with the Dual-line Coherent Anti-Stokes Scattering (DL-CARS) technique. The comparisons between experiment and calculation yield a consistent description of the shock interaction features and a consistent description of the surface heating and pressure distributions, with the exception of the peak values-the computed values being greater than the measured values.
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Moss, J. N.
(NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Pot, T.
(Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aeronautiques Chatillon, France)
Chanetz, B.
(Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aeronautiques Chatillon, France)
Lefebvre, M.
(Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aeronautiques Chatillon, France)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1999
Subject Category
Fluid Mechanics And Thermodynamics
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Public Use Permitted.
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