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Dissipation of vortex disturbances in a vibrationally nonequilibrium diatomic gas

Dissipation of vortex disturbances in a vibrationally nonequilibrium diatomic gas Abstract The influence of the vibrational relaxation on suppression of the Kelvin—Helmholtz instability in an evolving shear layer of a vibrationally nonequilibrium diatomic gas is studied numerically on the basis of equations of two-temperature aerohydrodynamics. Planar waves with the maximum growth rates, which were computed within the framework of a linearized system of equations of inviscid two-temperature gas dynamics, are used as the initial disturbances. It is shown that relaxation of the nonequilibrium vibrational mode at excitation levels, which can be obtained in diatomic gases in nozzle flows, in underexpanded jets, or in flows with moderate laser pumping, is accompanied by noticeable suppression of vortex disturbances. The associated relative enhancement of dissipation of kinetic energy of a large vortex structure averaged over its “lifetime” reaches approximately 13 %. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Thermophysics and Aeromechanics Springer Journals

Dissipation of vortex disturbances in a vibrationally nonequilibrium diatomic gas

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
2012 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.
ISSN
0869-8643
eISSN
1531-8699
DOI
10.1134/S0869864312020023
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Abstract

Abstract The influence of the vibrational relaxation on suppression of the Kelvin—Helmholtz instability in an evolving shear layer of a vibrationally nonequilibrium diatomic gas is studied numerically on the basis of equations of two-temperature aerohydrodynamics. Planar waves with the maximum growth rates, which were computed within the framework of a linearized system of equations of inviscid two-temperature gas dynamics, are used as the initial disturbances. It is shown that relaxation of the nonequilibrium vibrational mode at excitation levels, which can be obtained in diatomic gases in nozzle flows, in underexpanded jets, or in flows with moderate laser pumping, is accompanied by noticeable suppression of vortex disturbances. The associated relative enhancement of dissipation of kinetic energy of a large vortex structure averaged over its “lifetime” reaches approximately 13 %.

Journal

Thermophysics and AeromechanicsSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2012

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