Oscillatory Behavior of Supersonic Impinging Jet Flows

Sung In Kim, Seung O Park

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Oscillatory flows of a choked underexpanded supersonic impinging jet issuing from a convergent nozzle have been computed using the axisymmetric unsteady Navier–Stokes system. This paper focuses on the oscillatory flow features associated with the variation of the nozzle-to-plate distance and nozzle pressure ratio. Frequencies of the surface pressure oscillation and flow structural changes from computational results have been analyzed. Staging behaviour of the oscillation frequency has been observed for both cases of nozzle-to-plate distance variation and pressure ratio variation. However, the staging behavior for each case exhibits different features. These two distinct staging behaviors of the oscillation frequency are found to correlate well if the frequency and the distance are normalized by the length of the shock cell. It is further found that the staging behaviour is strongly correlated with the change of the pressure wave pattern in the jet shear layer, but not with the shock cell structure.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-272
Issue number4
Early online date18 Oct 2005
Publication statusPublished - 01 Nov 2005


  • self-sustained oscillation
  • supersonic impinging jet
  • staging behavior
  • underexpanded jet
  • plate shock


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