Effect of area ratio on base pressure and control effectiveness

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Reducing the base drag and increasing the base pressure from aerodynamic devices involving suddenly expanded flows is of vital importance due to the higher rate of drag associated with them. The experimental effort put into understanding the variation in base pressure using active control of suddenly expanded flows employing microjets is reported in this article. The effect of tiny jets and nozzle pressure ratio (NPR), and length to diameter (L/D) ratio on the percentage change in base pressure is investigated at supersonic Mach numbers at 1.7, 2.3, and 2.7, for area ratios of 2.56, 5.06, and 7.56. Apart from NPR, the L/D ratio has an influential role in percentage change in base pressure at different Mach numbers. An improvement of up to 360 % in base pressure is obtained with the use of sonic micro jets at a particular Mach number and L/D ratio.




Fharukh Ahmed, G. M., & Khan, S. A. (2019). Effect of area ratio on base pressure and control effectiveness. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering, 8(2 Special issue 3), 953–958. https://doi.org/10.35940/ijrte.B1179.0782S319

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