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Thermophysics and Aeromechanics

2013 year, number 1

Design of cylindrical air inlets for high flight speeds from a combination of plane flows

D.A. Vnuchkov, V.I. Zvegintsev, and D.G. Nalivaichenko
Khristianovich Institute of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia
Keywords: air inlet, V-shaped bodies, hypersonic flows, parametric calculations
Pages: 67-80


In the present paper, we discuss a procedure for designing of cylindrical air inlets for high flight speeds with the use of V-shaped bodies for forming a plane flow with an initial oblique compression shock. In design regime, characteristics of such air inlets can be obtained by means of simple calculations performed in a broad range of governing parameters. The difference between the performance characteristics of a typical cylindrical inlet in design and off-design flow conditions was elucidated with the help of 3D numerical calculations.