Turbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic Flow by Alexander J. SmitsTurbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic Flow by Alexander J. Smits

Turbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic Flow

byAlexander J. Smits, Jean-Paul Dussauge

Hardcover | October 20, 2005

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A good understanding of turbulent compressible flows is essential to the design and operation of high-speed vehicles. Such flows occur, for example, in the external flow over the surfaces of supersonic aircraft, and in the internal flow through the engines. Our ability to predict the aerodynamic lift, drag, propulsion and maneuverability of high-speed vehicles is crucially dependent on our knowledge of turbulent shear layers, and our understanding of their behavior in the presence of shock waves and regions of changing pressure. Turbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic Flow provides a comprehensive introduction to the field, and helps provide a basis for future work in this area. Wherever possible we use the available experimental work, and the results from numerical simulations to illustrate and develop a physical understanding of turbulent compressible flows.

Title:Turbulent Shear Layers in Supersonic FlowFormat:HardcoverDimensions:410 pagesPublished:October 20, 2005Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387261400

ISBN - 13:9780387261409

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Table of Contents

Equations of Motion.- Equations for Turbulent Flow.- Fundamental Concepts.- Morkovin's hypothesis.- Mixing Layers.- Boundary Layer Mean-Flow Behavior.- Boundary Layer Turbulence Behavior.- Perturbed Boundary Layers.- Shock Wave-Boundary Layer Interactions.