The effect of air humidity on shock wave induced incipient separation
Piotr Doerffer , Andrzej Szumowski , Shen Yu
AbstractDuring earlier research on shock wave/boundary layer interaction control, the effect of air humidity on flow separation has been observed. This has inspired a more detailed study on the effect of air humidity on shock induced incipient separation and on the involved processes. The phenomenon has a twofold nature. In supersonic flow, the condensation of humidity causes flow retardation due to heat addition. The consequent weakening of the shock wave reduces the tendency towards separation. On the other hand, the incipient separation is postponed at the same Mach numbers of interaction.
|Journal series||Journal of Thermal Science, ISSN 1003-2169, 1993-033X|
|Keywords in English||Engineering Fluid Dynamics, Engineering Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena, humidity effect, incipient separation, Mechanics, Fluids, Thermodynamics, shock wave/boundary layer interaction|
|Publication indicators||= 7.0|
|Citation count*||7 (2015-04-30)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.