Numerical investigation of multi-species under-expanded sonic jets

Bhagat, A and Gijare, H and Dongari, Nishanth (2017) Numerical investigation of multi-species under-expanded sonic jets. In: Proceedings of the 24th National and 2nd International ISHMT-ASTFE Heat and Mass Transfer Conference (IHMTC-2017), December 27-30, 2017, BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad.

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We carry out numerical simulations to investigate the com- plex flow features in the near-field of under-expanded gas jets. OpenFOAM, an open source, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tool is used to obtain the results. Reynolds averaged, 3 dimensional Navier-Stokes equations are solved coupled with k- Omega SST turbulence model. The new solver has been con- structed to compute additional features such as transport prop- erties of multi-species mixture based on kinetic theory. Solver is validated with the experimental and simulation data for density of a helium jet expanding in air atmosphere. We report the loca- tion and diameter of the Mach disk for helium jet and compare with the analytical results. Investigation is extended for air, ar- gon, H2and MNH /N2O4bi-propellant fuel jet gases expanding in low pressure air atmosphere. Velocity and temperature flow- field of these gases is analyzed. Shock geometry for different jet gases is found to be weakly dependent on the specific heat ratio of jet gas medium. Location of Mach disk is farthest from noz- zle exit for H2jet, and it also generates high temperature zones in the surrounding. The current study is important from the per- spective of aerospace applications where sonic jets are often en- countered NUMERICAL INVESTIGATION OF MULTI-SPECIES UNDER-EXPANDED SONIC JETS (PDF Download Available). Available from: [accessed Jan 23 2018].

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: Others > Metallurgy Metallurgical Engineering
Divisions: Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
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Date Deposited: 23 Jan 2018 10:01
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