Volume 8, 2016Progress in Propulsion Physics
|Page(s)||5 - 24|
|Section||Liquid and electric space propulsion|
|Published online||06 July 2016|
Large-eddy simulation of trans- and supercritical injection
Universität der Bundeswehr München Institute for Thermodynamics 39 Werner-Heisenberg-Weg, Neubiberg 85577, Germany
2 Technische Universität München Institute of Aerodynamics and Fluid Mechanics 15 Boltzmannstr., Garching, Munich 85748, Germany
3 Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technische Universiteit Delft 1 Kluyverweg, Delft 2629 HS, The Netherlands
In a joint effort to develop a robust numerical tool for the simulation of injection, mixing, and combustion in liquid rocket engines at high pressure, a real-gas thermodynamics model has been implemented into two computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes, the density-based INCA and a pressure-based version of OpenFOAM. As a part of the validation process, both codes have been used to perform large-eddy simulations (LES) of trans- and supercritical nitrogen injection. Despite the different code architecture and the different subgrid scale turbulence modeling strategy, both codes yield similar results. The agreement with the available experimental data is good.
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