In this paper, the effects of herringbone riblets (HRs) on a turbulent boundary layer and the shock wave/boundary layer interactions (SWBLIs) are experimentally investigated at the Mach number of 3. An array of three varied lengths of HRs strips are applied upstream of the separation zone of SWBLIs on a compression ramp model. High-speed schlieren, oil-flow visualization, and the planar laser scattering technique are used to examine the shock pattern and boundary layer developing over the surface of the model. The snapshot proper orthogonal decomposition technique and the Fast Fourier Transform method are applied to study the impact of HRs on the interaction between the shock wave and the boundary layer. The experiments provide convincing evidence that HRs make the separation line wavy and shrink the separation zone by about −39.54% for the longest HRs in the present experiments. Furthermore, it is also revealed that these microscale HRs induce large-scale streamwise vortical structures within the boundary layer as found in incompressible flows. It is believed that these vortices promote momentum transfer within the boundary layer hence providing the dominant mechanism for suppressing flow separation.
Experimental investigation on effects of herringbone riblets on shock wave/boundary layer interactions of a compression ramp at Mach 3
Pengcheng Quan, Gang Wang, Xiwang Xu, Ke Zhu, Yanguang Yang; Experimental investigation on effects of herringbone riblets on shock wave/boundary layer interactions of a compression ramp at Mach 3. Physics of Fluids 1 June 2023; 35 (6): 066131. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0157725
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