Thrust-Reverser Investigation by Large-Scale 3D PIV

I. Hysa, Marthijn Tuinstra, K Lammers, F. Scarano, A. Sciacchitano, Roy Gebbink, C Harrison

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Volumetric PIV measurements are performed to study the flow development around a 1:12 scale model of a thrust reverser in a low-speed wind tunnel. The thrust-reverser operates in a freestream flow of 3-5 m/s and with a jet to freestream velocity ratio Vjet/Vinf ranging from 1.5 to 6. Making use of sub-millimeter helium-filled soap bubbles, large-scale PIV measurements are performed that encompass a 3D domain of approximately 0.4 m3. The flow exiting the thrust-reverser features two inclined jets that interact with the wind tunnel free stream, the nacelle, fuselage and ultimately the tunnel walls. Such interactions result in highly three-dimensional patterns and jets large scale fluctuations. The jet reversal characteristics with varying freestream velocity and nozzle pressure ratio are characterized quantitatively. The work demonstrates the feasibility of quantitative inspection of the flow behavior in a three dimensional domain for industrial applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-62410-631-6
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum - virtual event
Duration: 3 Jan 20227 Jan 2022

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NameAIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022


ConferenceAIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum

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