Cambridge Aerospace Series: Series Number 32 Shock Wave-Boundary-Layer Interactions

Cambridge Aerospace Series: Series Number 32 Shock Wave-Boundary-Layer Interactions

By: John K. Harvey (editor), Holger Babinsky (editor)Hardback

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Shock wave-boundary-layer interaction (SBLI) is a fundamental phenomenon in gas dynamics that is observed in many practical situations, ranging from transonic aircraft wings to hypersonic vehicles and engines. SBLIs have the potential to pose serious problems in a flowfield; hence they often prove to be a critical - or even design limiting - issue for many aerospace applications. This is the first book devoted solely to a comprehensive, state-of-the-art explanation of this phenomenon. It includes a description of the basic fluid mechanics of SBLIs plus contributions from leading international experts who share their insight into their physics and the impact they have in practical flow situations. This book is for practitioners and graduate students in aerodynamics who wish to familiarize themselves with all aspects of SBLI flows. It is a valuable resource for specialists because it compiles experimental, computational and theoretical knowledge in one place.

About Author

Holger Babinsky is Professor of Aerodynamics at the University of Cambridge and a Fellow of Magdalene College. He received his Diplom-Ingenieur (German equivalent of MS degree) with distinction from the University of Stuttgart and his PhD from Cranfield University with an experimental study of roughness effects on hypersonic SBLIs. From 1994 to 1995, he was a Research Associate at the Shock Wave Research Centre of Tohoku University, Japan, where he worked on experimental and numerical investigations of shock-wave dynamics. He joined the Engineering Department at Cambridge University in 1995 to supervise research in its high-speed flow facilities. Professor Babinsky has twenty years experience in the research of SBLIs, particularly in the development of flow-control techniques to mitigate the detrimental impact of such interactions. He has authored and coauthored many experimental and theoretical articles on high-speed flows, SBLIs and flow control, as well as various low-speed aerodynamics subjects. Professor Babinsky is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and a Member of the International Shock Wave Institute. He serves on a number of national and international advisory bodies. Recently, in collaboration with the US Air Force Research Laboratories, he organized the first AIAA workshop on shock wave-boundary-layer prediction. He has developed undergraduate- and graduate-level courses in Fluid Mechanics and received several awards for his teaching. John K. Harvey is a Professor in Gas Dynamics at Imperial College and is a visiting Professor in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge. He obtained his PhD in 1960 at Imperial College for research into the roll stability of slender delta wings which was an integral part of the Concorde development program. In the early 1960s he became involved in experimental research into rarefied hypersonic flows, initially with Professor Bogdonoff at Princeton University and subsequently back at Imperial College in London. He has published widely on the use of the Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) computational method to predict low density flows and he has specialized in the development of suitable molecular collision models used in these computations to represent reacting, ionized and thermally radiating gases. He has also been active in the experimental validation of this method. Through his association with CUBRC, Inc. in the USA, he has been involved in the design and construction of three major national shock tunnel facilities and in the hypersonic aerodynamic research programs associated with them. Professor Harvey has also maintained a strong interest in low speed experimental aerodynamics and is a recognized expert on the aerodynamics of F1 racing cars. Professor Harvey is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).


1. Introduction John K. Harvey and Holger Babinsky; 2. Physical introduction Jean Delery; 3. Transonic shock wave boundary layer interactions Holger Babinsky and Jean Delery; 4. Ideal gas shock wave turbulent boundary layer interactions in supersonic flows and their modeling - two dimensional interactions Alexander A. Zheltovodov and Doyle D. Knight; 5. Ideal gas shock wave turbulent boundary layer interactions in supersonic flows and their modeling - three dimensional interactions Doyle D. Knight and Alexander A. Zheltovodov; 6. Experimental studies of shock wave/boundary layer interactions in hypersonic flows Michael S. Holden; 7. Numerical simulation of hypersonic shock wave boundary layer interactions Graham V. Candler; 8. Shock wave/boundary layer interactions taking place in hypersonic flows John K. Harvey; 9. Shock wave unsteadiness in turbulent shock wave boundary layer interactions P. Dupont, J. F. Debieve and J. P. Dussauge; 10. Analytical treatment of shock/boundary layer interactions George Inger.

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  • ISBN13: 9780521848527
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780521848527
  • weight: 980
  • ISBN10: 0521848520

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