Global flow visualization of transonic cavity flow with various yaw angles

Chih Yung Huang, Chen Yen Yeh, Yun Fang Lin, Kung Ming Chung

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This study experimentally investigated transonic cavity flows with different length-to-depth (L/h) ratios and yaw angles. Two rectangular models with L/h = 6.14 and 21.5 were examined with yaw angles of 10°, 30°, and 45° under a flow of Mach 0.83. The flow was visualized using pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) to obtain the detailed pressure distribution inside the cavity models. The acquired PSP data were compared with experimental data measured using Kulite transducers, and these data showed favorable agreement. Gradual pressure increases inside the cavity model with L/h = 6.14 were observed from the PSP measurements as open cavity flow. The flow impingement at the bottom of the cavity and the significant pressure rise inside the cavity model with L/h = 21.5 were observed as closed cavity flow. The present study quantitatively visualized the evolution of the pressure distribution from symmetric to asymmetric for different yaw angles using porous PSP sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1751-1762
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


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