The problem of supersonic flow control using fillets and sweep for a wing/body junction has been investigated numerically using a three-dimensional Navier-Stokes code which employs the MacCormack time-split finite-volume technique. An elliptic grid generation technique with direct control over spacing has been incorporated for constructing the grid at a filleted wing/body junction. The computed results for pressure distribution, particle paths, and limiting streamlines on the flat plate and fin surface for a swept fin show a decrease in the peak pressure on the fin leading edge and in the extent of the separated flow region. Moreover, the results for the filleted juncture clearly show that the flow streamline patterns lose much of their vortical character with proper filleting. It is demonstrated that fillets with a radius of 3.5 times the fin leading edge diameter are required to weaken the usual necklace vortex interaction.
AIAA PAPER 88-3534
AIAA, ASME, SIAM, and APS, National Fluid Dynamics Congress; July 25-28, 1988; Cincinnati, OH; United States