Experimental investigation of unsteady shock oscillation by a forward-facing hemisphere at mach 3

Toshiharu Mizukaki, Kazuaki Hatanaka, Tsutomu Saito, Kazuhiko Yamada

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Experimental and numerical investigation has been made to reveal the characteristic of shock wave pulsation in front of a hemi-spherical model at supersonic speeds more above Mach 2. Three types of measurements by; high-speed schlieren, pressure transducers, and pressure-sensitive paint, were employed to make the relation between shock pulsation and pressure distribution on the inner surface of the model clear. Three-dimensional numerical analysis has also been carried out on the flow field around the model by using compressible fluid analysis code FaSTAR, which was developed by JAXA. Comparison between the experimental results and the numerical one summarized that the shock wave pulsation with about 800 Hz was initiated by the small disturbances generated by the bow shock in front of the model and developed inside it. The development of the small disturbances depends on the geometric configuration of the rip of the model. A new geometrical configuration of supersonic parachute for planetary probes would be proposed to suppress shock pulsation at decent phase into the planet atmosphere.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103933
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2016 Jan 42016 Jan 8

Publication series

Name54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other54th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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