# RAYLEIGH FLOW

Constant area Duct flow with Heat Transfer and negligible friction is called Rayleigh flow (Simple diabatic flow)
•Many compressible flow problems encountered in practice involve chemical reactions such as combustion, nuclear reactions, evaporation, and condensation as well as heat gain or heat loss through the duct wall •Such problems are difficult to analyze •Essential features of such complex flows can be captured by a simple analysis method where generation/absorption is modeled as heat transfer through the wall at the same rate •Still too complicated for introductory treatment since flow may involve friction, geometry changes, 3D effects •We will focus on 1D flow in a duct of constant cross-sectional area with negligible frictional effects
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RAYLEIGH FLOW

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RAYLEIGH FLOW- Assumptions
To isolate the effects heat transfer we make the following assumptions:

1. The area of the flow passage or duct is constant. 2. The flow is steady and one-dimensional. 3. There is no work, body forces are negligible, and the effects of friction are negligible. 4. Heat transfer is the only driving potential.

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RAYLEIGH FLOW – Fundamental Equations

Continuity Equation

X-Momentum equation

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RAYLEIGH FLOW – Fundamental Equations
Energy equation
CV involves no shear, shaft, or other forms of work, and potential energy change is negligible.

For and ideal gas with constant cp, ∆h = cp∆T

Entropy change
In absence of irreversibility's such as friction, entropy changes by heat transfer only

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RAYLEIGH LINE
•Infinite number of downstream states 2 for a given upstream state 1 •Practical approach is to assume various values for T2, and calculate all other properties as well as q. •Plot results on T-s diagram
Called a Rayleigh line

•This line is the locus of all physically attainable downstream states •S increases with heat gain to point a which is the point of maximum entropy (Ma =1)
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RAYLEIGH LINE

Various flow parameters on Rayleigh Line

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Variation of fluid Properties

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Rayleigh Flow Relations
Pressure Impulse Function

F2 = F1
Stagnation Pressure Temperature

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Cont..
Stagnation Temperature Density & Velocity

Change of Entropy

Heat Transfer

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Derivation Proof
Momentum

(p1 − p2 )A = m(c2 − c1 )
2 2 2 2 (p1 − p2 )A = ρ 2 Ac2 − ρ1 Ac1 ⇒ (p1 − p2 ) = ρ 2c2 − ρ1c1

p M 2γRT = pM 2γ We know that ρc = RT 2 2 Therefore p1 − p2 = γM 2 p2 − γM1 p1
2 2 2 (1 + γM1 ) p1 = (1 + γM 2 ) p2 2 p2 (1 + γM1 ) = 2 p1 (1 + γM 2 )
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Derivation Proof
Stagnation Pressure
γ γ − 1   P0 = p  1 + M 2  γ −1   2   γ γ − 1  2  γ −1 M 2  1+ P 02 p2  2   = γ − 1 P 01 p1  2  M1  1+  2   γ γ − 1  2  2 M 2  γ −1 1+  1 + γM 1 P 02 2  = × γ − 1 2  P 01 2  1 + γM 1 M1  1+  2  
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Derivation Proof
Temperature
• c1 ρ2 From Continuity m = ρ1 Ac1 = ρ 2 Ac 2 ⇒ = eqn (1) c2 ρ1 From Mach number M 2 c2 a 2 c2 = = c1 a1 M1 c1 From eqn 1 & 2 γRT2 c 2  T1   = × T  c1  2  γRT1 1/ 2 eqn (2)

1/ 2 ρ 2 M 1  T1  c1   = = eqn (3) T  ρ1 M 2  2  c2 We know that, p1= ρ 1 RT1 , p 2 = ρ 2 RT2 So T p2 ρ = 2× 2 ρ 1 T1 p1 eqn (4)

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Derivation Proof-Cont..
Substituin g from eqn (3) in (4) 1/ 2 M 1  T2  p2 T2   = × ⇒ = p1 M 2  T1  T1     p2 substitute in the above eqn p1 T2 T1  1 + γM 2   1 × M2  = 2 M1   1 + γM  2   2

p2 M 2 × p1 M 1

   

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SLOPE OF RAYLEIGH LINE
W .K .T p + G 2ν = constant For any two state points, p1 + G2ν 1 = p2 + G2ν 2 •  m p1 − p2 = −G 2 = −  ν 1 −ν 2  A    dp    = −G2 = tanθ = −( ρc)2 = − ρ 2a 2 M 2  dv  R (1)
2

Slope of S=cons. Line

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Cont..

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1

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CONS. ENTHALPY LINE

Note:

pv = RT = constant ; for T = constant line Differenti ating yields , pdv + vdp = 0 dp p =− dv v

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Problem 1
In your opinion, which assumption(s) in the Rayleigh flow analysis may be potential source(s) of error in solving a real life problem?
Answer: •Heat transfer causes the total temperature to change significantly in the flow, which leads to a large variation of static temperature. The perfect gas assumption (constant specific heats) may not be appropriate. At higher and higher temperatures, more and more energy modes are activated within the molecules. In general, this causes the specific heats to rise with temperature.

•In cases where combustion occurs, chemical composition of the constituent gases changes significantly. Reactant species will be consumed and product species will be produced. Their relative ratio changes as combustion proceeds. Values like gas constant R, and specific heat ratio, will no longer be constant but depend on the extent of combustion.

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Problem 2
Unchoked case: Air at 250 K and 1.0 bar is moving at 100 m/sec towards the entrance of a combustion chamber. Determine the exit conditions if 300 kJ/kg is added to the flow during the combustion process.
1 P= 1.0 bar T= 250 K V= 100 m/s 2

Solution: For T 1 = 250 K, V 1 = 100 m/s. This gives an inlet Mach number From of M
1

= 0 . 3156 obtain T1 = 0 . 9805 T 01

the isentropic

flow table we

From which
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T 01 = 255 K
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Problem 2- Cont..
From the Rayleigh flow table, we obtain T01 T1 P1 = 0.3763 = 0.4427 = 2.106 * * * T01 T1 P1 From conservati on of energy, we have q = C p (T02 − T01 ) ⇒ T02 q = +1 T01 C p T01

* T T T T02 T02 T02 At station (2), = ⇒ 02 = 02 × 01 = 2.172 × 0.3763 = 0.8173 * * T01 T01 T01 T01 To*1 T02

From the rayleigh flow table, this correspond s to an exit Mach no. of T P M 2 = 0.5985 (subsonic) , and 2 = 0.9152 , 2 = 1.598 * * T2 P2 T2 T2 T2* T2 0.9152 The exit state is ⇒ = ⇒ = ⇒ T2 = 517 K * T1 T1 T1 250 0.4427 P2 P2 P2* P 1.598 = ⇒ 2 = ⇒ P2 = 0.7588 bar * P1 1 2.106 P1 P1
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Problem 2- Cont..
Just choked case: How much more heat that can be added without changing the conditions at the entrance to the cumbustor? Solution:
* * For the just choked case, M 2 = 1 . This implies T02 = T01 = T02

From the energy equation, we have q = C p (T02 − T01 )
* * * but, for max. heat addition T0 max = T0 = T01 = T02 where M = 1 *  T01  *  − 1 Therfore, q = C p ( T0 − T01 ) = C p T01    T01   1  = 1004 × 255  − 1  = 424 kJ / kg  0 .3763 

Hence, we can add an extra 124 kJ/kg into the flow before we choke it thermally. At this choked condition, the stagnation temperatur e at station (2) is T02 =
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* T02 * T01  1  = T01 =   ( 255 ) = 678 K T01  0 .3763 

=

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Problem 2- Cont..
Choked case: Let us add sufficient fuel to the system so that the exit stagnation temperature is raised to 1500 K now. Assume that the receiver pressure is very low. What do you expect to happen in the system? Describe the flow both qualitatively and quantitatively. Solution: • In this case T02 = 1500 K > 678 K (choking condition)

• The original flow cannot accommodate this large amount of heat. Something has to happen in order to take in so much heat addition. In other words, it cannot stay on the same Rayleigh line. •Recall that the upstream state can always communicate with the downstream states in a subsonic flow by means of pressure waves.
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Problem 2- Cont..
• “Sensing” the super-critical heat addition downstream, the flow decelerates

from the free stream to the inlet. Spillage occurs ahead of the inlet. It is shown schematically as follows: Heat addition ∞
M=0.3156 P=1.0 bar T=250 K V=100 m/s 1 2

Spillage

•With a smaller flow rate in the combustion chamber, the flow moves to a different Rayleigh line with a smaller mass flow rate/A value. •Since the receiver (back) pressure is very low, we can assume that the flow is choked at the station (2), i.e. M2 = 1
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Problem 2- Cont..
With M 2 = 1 we conclude that
To 2 = From
* T 01

=

* T 02

= 1500

K ;

This

to

T 01

255 = = 0 . 17 * 1500 T 01

the

above

temperatur e ratio , table, we obtain

by refering

Rayleigh

M 1 = 0 . 1977 < 0 . 3156 = M ∞ The flow decelerate s from M ∞ = 0 .3156 to M 1 = 0 . 1977 at the inlet With M 1 = 0 . 1977 we obtain from the isentropic flow table T1 = 0 . 9922 T 01 T1 T1 = T∞ T∞ P P1 = 1 P∞ P∞
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P1 = 0 . 9731 P 01 We know that T ∞ = 250 K We know that P ∞ = 1 .0 bar
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The inlet state is T 01 0 . 9922 = 0 . 9805 T0∞ P01 0 . 9731 = 0 . 932 P0 ∞ ∴ T1 = 253 K ∴ P1 = 1 . 04 bar

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Problem 2- Cont..
T o determine exit condition T 1 = 0.2024& P1 = 2.275 @ M1 = 0.1977; * P1 T* 1 Recall that the exit state is the referencestate due to choking, we can concludethe exit conditionto be, 1 T* * T2 = T2 = T* = 1 × T = × 253 1 1 T 0.2024 1 = 1250 K
• m smaller A

higher ‘s’ due to more heat addition

inlet exit upstream

exit

* P1 1 * = P* = P2 = P2 × P1 = × 1.04 = 0.457 bar 1 P1 2.275
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