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## Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) - 2D Mesh Generation (GAMBIT)

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## FACILITIES Propellant Laboratory Equipments Bunker Design

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2D MESH GENERATION In order to perform a flow simulation by using FLUENT software, first create a phase where the flow characteristics are analyzed. The modeling and meshing of the phase is done by using the GAMBIT software. All the geometries of the nozzle from inlet to outlet are modeled based on design drawing before any meshing is done to the model. Figure 3.2 shows the 2D model of the nozzle before meshing.

PROJECTS Propellant Grain Rocket Motor Design Rocket Body Design Analysis Computional Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Testing

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CONSULTATION & SERVICES Aerospace Engineering Design & Consultation Services In the meshing of the 2D model, the element chosen is Quad/Tri and the type is Map. The Quad/Tri element is chosen because GAMBIT will automatically mesh the entire face and cover more comprehensively the sharp corner of the geometry. The description for each option can be seen in Table 3.1. The next step of completing the model is to perform meshing onto the model. The type of mesh depends on the suitability of the geometry of the model. Choosing the inappropriate mesh will cause error during the meshing process and also affect accuracy of results during the analyzing process in FLUENT.

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## 2D Mesh Generation (GAMBIT) - Page 2

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For the spacing option of the mesh, the option chosen is interval size where GAMBIT uses the interval length to determine the total number of intervals on the edge according to the following equation:

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Where n is the number of intervals on the edge, L is the edge length, and d is the interval size (user input). Once all the options were determined for the model, meshing can be done on the model and the model after the meshing process is shown on Figure 3.3.

After the meshing step is completed, the boundary types of each zone of the model are specified. In this model, the boundary types involved are Pressure Inlet for the inlet of the nozzle, Pressure Outlet for the nozzle exit.

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