Computational investigation of flow through a louvered inlet configuration

TUNCER İ. H. , Platzer M. F.

19th AIAA Applied Aerodynamics Conference 2001, Anaheim, CA, United States Of America, 11 - 14 June 2001 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • Doi Number: 10.2514/6.2001-2477
  • City: Anaheim, CA
  • Country: United States Of America


Viscous, subsonic flows through a flush louvered inlet configuration without inlet vanes are investigated using the overflow Navier-Stokes solver with overset grids. The variation of the mass flow rate through the engine intake as a function of intake pressure is assessed. The computed results show that the flow distortion and the pressure loss in the plenum chamber are significant, yet a sufficient amount of mass flow rate may be obtained at the expense of total pressure recovery.