Navier-Stokes simulations of two-dimensional compressible mixing layers

Keisuke Sawada, Osamu Inoue

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Navier-Stokes simulations of spatially developing unforced subsonic and supersonic mixing layers in a two-dimensional duct are carried out. The unsteady form of the governing equations is integrated by a second-order explicit finite volume upwind scheme. In both the subsonic and supersonic cases, we obtain self-sustained mixing layers without any external forcing. In the subsonic case, the similarities of the various first-order statistical quantities are in reasonable agreement with experimental data. Similar results are also obtained in a supersonic case in which the reflected Mach waves emitted from a splitter plate are responsible for sustaining an unforced mixing layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-249
Number of pages13
JournalTransactions of the Japan Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences
Issue number110
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Feb 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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