Global instability of wing shock buffet

Timme, Sebastian ORCID: 0000-0002-2409-1686
(2018) Global instability of wing shock buffet. [Preprint]

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Shock buffet on wings encountered in edge-of-the-envelope transonic flight remains an unresolved and disputed flow phenomenon, challenging both fundamental fluid mechanics and applied aircraft aerodynamics. The question of global instability leading to flow unsteadiness is addressed herein. It is shown for the first time that incipient three-dimensional shock buffet is governed by the dynamics of a single unstable linear eigenmode with its spatial structure describing previously reported buffet cells. An inner-outer Krylov approach is proposed to solve the arising large-scale eigenvalue problem iteratively using shift-and-invert spectral transformation and sparse iterative linear solver. The established numerical strategy with an industrial flow solver means that a practical non-canonical test case at high-$Re$ flow condition can be investigated. A modern wing design with publicly available geometry and experimental data for code validation is studied. The numerical findings can be exploited for routes to flow control and model reduction.

Item Type: Preprint
Uncontrolled Keywords: physics.flu-dyn, physics.flu-dyn
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2022 10:14
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 19:43
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