Near field sonic boom calculation of benchmark cases

Jiaye Gan, Gecheng Zha

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5 Scopus citations


This paper validates the accuracy of a high order accuracy CFD code on predicting near field signatures of sonic boom propagation. The flow near the body is solved using a structured grid Euler solver with low diffusion E-CUSP schemes, 3rd order MUSCL scheme, and 3rd and 5th order WENO schemes. Three benchmark cases, including two non-lifting models and one lifting model, are calculated. The predicted results are in good agreement with that of experiment data. For the Delta wing configuration, the mesh provided by the workshop generates a smooth expansion wave at the off-track plane. When the mesh is refined, a shock coalesced by the compression waves from the wing tip is captured and it generates a weak shock wave interacting with the expansion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103438
StatePublished - 2015
Event53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015 - Kissimmee, United States
Duration: Jan 5 2015Jan 9 2015

Publication series

Name53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting


Other53rd AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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