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Computational investigation of flow through a louvered inlet configuration

Tuncer, İsmail Hakkı
Platzer, Max F.
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.