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Numerical Investigation of TS-Wave Growth Over Surface-Steps on a Laminar Profile with Suction

Lüdeke, Heinrich (2018) Numerical Investigation of TS-Wave Growth Over Surface-Steps on a Laminar Profile with Suction. ECCM - ECFD 2018 Conference, 11-15 Jun 2018, Glasgow, UK.

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Abstract

The aerodynamic design of laminar profiles with suction is generally carried out by Linear Stability Theory (LST) as a quick and reliable prediction-tool for the transition-position. Alternatives, like direct simulations of transitional modes, have shown promising results for the understanding of the scientific background under special flow-conditions, for cases where basic assumptions of classic LST are violated. A typical geometric singularity of this class, is the forward- or backward facing step, violating the parallel-flow assumption at corners that require a special singularity-treatment, as demonstrated by Zahn and Rist. For Tollmien-Schlichting (TS) modes, a two-dimensional approach of the perturbed boundary-layer flow-field is not very time-consuming and allows the investigation of TS-modes over even complicated geometries, including the non-linear growth effects. Future experiments on the laminar leading-edge of a vertical-tail model are planned with suction-panels for Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) by sealing two suction panels with a thin tape, resulting in additional forward- and backward facing steps. Laminar flow-stabilization by suction is expected in front and downstream the taped region. Especially the backward facing-step shows strongly destabilizing influences on the TS-modes. The character of the dominating TS-waves allows 2D simulations of the flow-field by using a well-validated high-order numerical approach which will be sufficient for a detailed simulation of transitional modes in the region of interest. To demonstrate sufficient transition suppression by the suction-panel with or without sealing-tape, direct numerical simulations of critical TS-modes are planned, including post-processing and comparison with growth-rates on unperturbed surfaces and stabilization by uniform suction. The strong stabilizing effect of such approaches was already successfully calculated by Rist and Zahn.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/124604/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Numerical Investigation of TS-Wave Growth Over Surface-Steps on a Laminar Profile with Suction
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Lüdeke, Heinrichheinrich.luedeke (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:11 June 2018
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:HLFC, DNS, Transition, Suction, Surface-perturbation
Event Title:ECCM - ECFD 2018 Conference
Event Location:Glasgow, UK
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11-15 Jun 2018
Organizer:Eccomas
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Simulation and Validation
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Transport Aircraft
Deposited By: Lüdeke, Dr.-Ing. Heinrich
Deposited On:13 Dec 2018 14:43
Last Modified:13 Dec 2018 14:43

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