Transition Induced by Tandem Rectangular Roughness Elements on a Supersonic Flat Plate

Abstract: The flow behind two rectangular roughness elements with a height approximately 38-41 percent of the boundary layer thickness was examined with a hot-wire probe. The rectangular roughness elements are oriented so that one element was at a plus 45-degree angle relative to the leading edge of the plate. A second roughness element was placed 7.16 millimeters downstream of the first one with either the same orientation relative to the leading edge of the plate, or an opposing orientation of minus …

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