Shock wave turbulent boundary layer interaction over a protrusion
This research attempts to investigate an important and common phenomenon in aerodynamics called shock interaction in a turbulent flow’s boundary layer. Due to advancements in current computational units, more complex geometries could be simulated with providing more accurate results. The tools used in this investigation are computational turbulent model of hybrid RANS/LES, called detached eddy simulation (DES). DES and its variant delayed detached eddy simulation (DDES) were the two computational schemes used for numerical simulation. Two protrusions were focused on in this work: a symmetrical bump and a proposed aircraft UHF antenna. Computation where performed with commercial software Cobalt and FLUENT in the High Performance Computing Center (HiPeCC) in Wichita State University. Computational simulation is costly in terms of energy consumption and time usage. Even so with the advanced computational units of HiPeCC, using in average of 18 processors, total simulation for this research took over 2 months of simulation.
Thesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering