Numerical method for transonic viscous flow considering humidity

Akihiro Iriya, Satoru Yamamoto, Hisaaki Daiguji

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Transonic two-phase flows around an airfoil in moist air are numerically investigated. The fundamental equations are the compressible Navier-Stokes equations and model equations of the homogeneous nucleation and the droplet growth by the classical condensation theory. The fourth-order compact MUSCL TVD scheme is used to obtain not only the shock but also a weak condensation shock clearly. The speed of sound and the total energy for moist air are estimated by the homogeneous assumption and the thermodynamic relations. Finally, the affects of the condensation shock and non-equilibrium phase change on airfoil performance are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3854-3859
Number of pages6
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, B Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part B
Issue number603
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering


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