Date of Graduation
Honors Research Project
Bachelor of Science
Dr. Alex Povitsky
This project seeks to improve the guidance of supersonic missiles with lateral jets. This is achieved by quantifying and optimizing the pressure distributions created along the surface of the missile by the jets in different configurations. The jets themselves must be considered as well as turbulent and compressible effects and thermal losses. To explore these effects, flat plate geometry experiments of high-speed jet in cross-flow are considered for validation purpose. Group members are using FLUENT to reproduce experimental results of a jet in crossflow attempting to achieve higher accuracy by use of various solution methods. Two and three dimensional models of air vehicles equipped with jet control created using Creo and corresponding flow simulations generated in Ansys FLUENT.
Pirie, Anne M.; Rhoades, Samuel J.; and Slovan, Emily C., "Optimization of Lateral Jets for Guiding Supersonic Missiles" (2017). Honors Research Projects. 541.