A theoretical model has been developed to investigate turbulent mixing and combustion processes in the main combustion chamber of a solid-propellant ducted rocket. The formulation is based on Favre-averaged conservation equations with a two-step chemical reaction scheme and is solved by a semi-implicit finite-difference method. Turbulence closure is achieved using a well-known k-e two-equation model. Calculated flow structures show good agreement with preliminary experimental results obtained from the schlieren flow-visualization study. The influences of various parameters, including dome height and inlet flow angle, on the propulsive performance of the system are investigated in detail.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Aerospace Engineering
- Fuel Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Space and Planetary Science