Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Research article
11 Mar 2024
Research article |  | 11 Mar 2024

Performance characterization of a laminar gas inlet

Da Yang, Margarita Reza, Roy Mauldin, Rainer Volkamer, and Suresh Dhaniyala

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Final simulation and wind tunnel experimental data for paper "Performance characterization of a laminar gas inlet" (amt-2023-196) Da Yang

Short summary
This paper evaluates the performance of an aircraft gas inlet. Here, we use computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and experiments to demonstrate the role of turbulence in determining sampling performance of a gas inlet and identify ideal conditions for inlet operation to minimize gas loss. Experiments conducted in a high-speed wind tunnel under near-aircraft speeds validated numerical results. We believe that the results obtained from this work will greatly inform future gas inlet studies.