Unsteady PSP measurement of transonic buffet on a wing

Yosuke Sugioka, Daiju Numata, Keisuke Asai, Shunsuke Koike, Kazuyuki Nakakita, Seigo Koga

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In this study, unsteady pressure field caused by transonic buffeting phenomena on a generic transport model was analyzed using unsteady PSP. The tests were conducted in the JAXA 2-m Transonic Wind Tunnel at M=0.85 and the model angle of attack was varied between 2.5 and 6.8 degrees. From the obtained unsteady PSP data, the RMS of pressure fluctuation was calculated to detect the areas with strong shock oscillation. Spectral analysis was also conducted in order to find frequencies of shock oscillation and their correlation with pressure fluctuation. As the angle of attack increases, the shock position moves upstream and shock oscillation becomes stronger. At 6.8 degrees, two distinct areas with strong shock oscillation were observed. The spectral analysis shows that, under buffeting conditions, shock oscillation frequencies are distributed around either of 490 Hz or 365 Hz. Noticeable effects from the PSP coating on the measured aerodynamic forces were noticed, indicating that even the small roughness of the unsteady PSP coating has an influence on the transonic buffeting phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103438
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: 2015 Jan 52015 Jan 9

Publication series

Name53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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