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.
|Title of host publication||AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2022|
|Event||AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum - virtual event|
Duration: 3 Jan 2022 → 7 Jan 2022
|Name||AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition, AIAA SciTech Forum 2022|
|Conference||AIAA SCITECH 2022 Forum|
|Period||3/01/22 → 7/01/22|
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