Aspects of shock wave-induced vortex breakdown

Kalkhoran, Iraj M. and Smart, Michael K. (2000) Aspects of shock wave-induced vortex breakdown. Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 36 1: 63-95. doi:10.1016/S0376-0421(99)00011-1

Author Kalkhoran, Iraj M.
Smart, Michael K.
Title Aspects of shock wave-induced vortex breakdown
Journal name Progress in Aerospace Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0376-0421
Publication date 2000-01
Year available 2000
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/S0376-0421(99)00011-1
Volume 36
Issue 1
Start page 63
End page 95
Total pages 33
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Formatted abstract
In this article, we discuss supersonic vortex breakdown when sufficiently strong streamwise vortices encounter otherwise planar, normal and oblique shock fronts as well as solid surfaces placed in their passages. The dramatic destruction of a streamwise vortex during supersonic vortex interactions reveals a vortex breakdown similar in many ways to the well-documented incompressible vortex bursting. The main features of supersonic vortex breakdown include formation of a spherically blunt-nosed conical shock, and a vortex core, which upon crossing the apex of the conical shock expands into a subsonic turbulent conical region. A notable characteristic of the supersonic vortex breakdown is the formation of an entropy-shear layer separating an inner subsonic zone containing the burst structure from the surrounding supersonic flow. Numerical, experimental, and analytical studies of shock wave/vortex interactions are discussed and results from wind tunnel studies involving head-on collision of supersonic vortices with surfaces are presented.
Keyword Wing Tip Vortices
Numerical Simulations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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