Volume 9, 2017Progress in Flight Physics
|Page(s)||25 - 42|
|Published online||20 June 2017|
Starting of generic inlet with blunted wedges
Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute (TsAGI) 1 Zhukovsky Str., Zhukovsky, Moscow Region 140180, Russia
Bluntness e¨ect of gas-compressing wedges on starting and §ow structure in an air inlet was investigated experimentally. The inlet was of internal compression type with §at walls and rectangular cross section. The experiments were carried out in the wind tunnel UT-1M at Mach numbers M = 5 and 8 and Reynolds numbers Re∞L from 2.8 · 106 to 23 · 106. The §ow characteristics were measured by panoramic optical methods. Data demonstrating in§uence of wedge bluntness radius on the inlet starting were obtained at di¨erent Mach and Reynolds numbers as well as at di¨erent contraction ratios. Ambiguity of the §ow regime in the inlet under certain conditions was found.
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