Theoretical study of turbulent reacting flows in a solid-propellant ducted rocket combustor

D. L. Cherng, V. Yang, K. K. Kuo

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A theoretical model has been developed to simulate turbulent mixing and combustion processes in the main combustion chamber of a solid-propellant ducted rocket (SDR). The model employs a two-step chemical reaction scheme with special attention focused on finite-rate kinetics. A well known k-e two-equation model is used for second-order turbulence closure. A semi-implicit finite-difference computer code was implemented to predict the detailed flow structure in SDR combustors. Calculated flow patterns are in good agreement with the preliminary experimental results obtained from the schlieren flow visualization study. The influences of various parameters, including dome height and inlet flow direction, on the propulsive performance of the system are investigated in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 1987
EventAIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 23rd Joint Propulsion Conference, 1987 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 1987 Jun 291987 Jul 2


OtherAIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE 23rd Joint Propulsion Conference, 1987
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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