Nozzle design optimization for supersonic wind tunnel by using surrogate-assisted evolutionary algorithms

Masanobu Matsunaga, Chihiro Fujio, Hideaki Ogawa, Yoshitaka Higa, Taro Handa

研究成果: ジャーナルへの寄稿学術誌査読

3 被引用数 (Scopus)


For high-precision measurement in supersonic wind tunnel experiments, it is of crucial importance to produce a uniform flow in the measurement section downstream of the nozzle. This paper proposes and verifies a new design methodology for supersonic wind tunnel nozzles that can generate highly uniform airstream at a design Mach number at the nozzle exit. Shape design optimization has been conducted by employing surrogate-assisted evolutionary algorithms coupled with computational fluid dynamics. This approach has yielded higher flow uniformity than that of the nozzle designed by using the method of characteristics in the inviscid regime. By applying boundary layer correction to the nozzle contour obtained from the inviscid optimization, nearly uniform core flow of Mach 2.5 has been achieved at the nozzle exit in the presence of viscosity. In the viscous optimization, nozzle shape optimization has been performed by incorporating viscous simulations without using boundary layer correction to evaluate its efficacy in comparison with the former approach. It has been found that the deviation from the design Mach number and the flow deflection from the horizontal direction cannot be minimized simultaneously. This has been attributed to the constraint associated with the nozzle length. It has also been found that the result of the former approach combining the inviscid optimization and boundary layer correction can be regarded as one of the results of the viscous optimization.

ジャーナルAerospace Science and Technology
出版ステータス出版済み - 11月 2022

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 航空宇宙工学


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