Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Rodney D. W. Bowersox, PhD
Mean flow and compressible turbulence measurements have been obtained at two stations downstream of low-angle supersonic injection into a Mach 3.0 flow (Re/m = 15 x 106). Data were collected using conventional Pitot and cone-static probes, single and multiple overheat cross-wire anemometry, and flow visualization techniques (shadowgraphs and schlierens). A direct measure of total Reynolds shear stress was accomplished using a turbulence transformation of the Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations. Results show compressibility effects, indicated by density fluctuations, to be large relative to the velocity fluctuations and on the same order in all three components. Compressibility appears to account for as much as 75% of the total Reynolds shear. The results of the present study suggest turbulent compressibility effects are very important for this class of flows.
DTIC Accession Number
McCann, Gregory J., "Compressible Turbulence Measurement in Low-Angle Injection into a Supersonic Flow" (1995). Theses and Dissertations. 6349.