International Journal of Dynamics of FluidsISSN 0973-1784 Vol.2, No.1 (2006), pp. 55-71© Research India Publicationshttp://www.ripublication.com/ijdf.htm
Numerical Simulation of Shock-Free Shear LayerInteraction in Reacting Flows
, S. S. Gokhale
and S. Jayaraj
Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering N S S College of Engineering, Palakkad, Kerala-678 008, India Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor in Aerospace Engineering Indian Institute of Technology Madras-600 036, India Email: email@example.com
Professor in Mechanical Engineering National Institute of Technology Calicut, Kerala-673 601, India Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The performance of any supersonic combustor system depends on efficientinjection and complete burning. Computational analysis of the flow fieldassociated with supersonic combustors is presented. Results are obtained bynumerically solving unsteady, compressible, turbulent Navier-Stokesequations, using Unstructured Finite Volume Method (UFVM) incorporatingRNG based
two equation model and time integration using three stageRunge-Kutta method. The developed numerical procedure is based on theimplicit treatment of chemical source terms by preconditioning. Reaction ismodeled using an eight step H
-air chemistry. The code is validated againststandard experimental data. The analysis could demonstrate the effect of interaction of oblique shock wave with hydrogen stream in its mixing withcoaxially flowing air and subsequent reaction.
: SCRAMJET, Supersonic combustor, Reduced chemistry, Pointimplicit method, FVM.
The recent interest in single stage to orbit trans-atmospheric vehicle has lead to thedevelopment of a hypersonic flight [1-5], which incorporates a supersonic combustor.Supersonic Combustion Ramjet engine (SCRAMJET) benefits from the betterperformance of air breathing propulsion system. Scramjets need a combustor that