Reynolds-Averaged Navier-stokes (RANS) numerical simulations are performed to predict the supersonic flow field induced by a H2-O2 rocket thruster with an attached panel, under a variety of operating conditions. The simulations have captured physical details of the flow field, such as the plume formation and expansion, formation of a system of shock waves and their effects on the temperature and pressure distributions on the walls. Comparison between the computed results for 2-D and adiabatic walls and the related experimental measurements for 3-D and cooled walls shows that the results of the simulations are consistent with those obtained from the related rig tests.
Shock Waves and Plume Prediction of a Rocket Thruster With an Attached Panel
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Davoudzadeh, F, & Liu, N. "Shock Waves and Plume Prediction of a Rocket Thruster With an Attached Panel." Proceedings of the ASME/JSME 2003 4th Joint Fluids Summer Engineering Conference. Volume 2: Symposia, Parts A, B, and C. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. July 6–10, 2003. pp. 1689-1694. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/FEDSM2003-45077
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