Modeling of Shock Wave/Boundary Layer Interaction in Hypersonic Flight

How to Apply

Interested in participating in this research project? Contact the professor or graduate student listed below.


Dr. Alex Povitsky (Mechanical Engineering) |

Graduate Student

Himel Barua |

Project Description

Interaction of shock wave with boundary layer (SWBL) cause possible formation of recirculation zone and larger-scale zone of influence upstream and downstream of the point of the incident shock wave. These aerodynamic phenomena affect the shear and pressure forces acting on the surface, aerodynamic resistance and aerodynamic heating of propulsive systems and supersonic air vehicles. Numerical modeling using ANSYS tools by solving first principles conservation laws will be critical to evaluate SWBL. The project is of interest of Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

Project Date

Fall 2019 and Spring 2020

Search Terms

aerospace systems, for credit, stem