Numerical investigation of swirl flow inside a supersonic nozzle

Eslamian Koupaei, Ehsan and Shirvani, Hassan and Shirvani, Ayoub (2012) Numerical investigation of swirl flow inside a supersonic nozzle. Advances in Fluid Mechanics IX, 74 (10). pp. 131-140. ISSN 1743-3533

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This study reports the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) results of a swirling flow induced by introducing a helical insert inside a supersonic nozzle. The CFD simulation shows a very complex unsteady, non-axisymmetric flow pattern for the swirl flow inside the nozzle.The flow is investigated by solving the Reynolds averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) equations with k- and Reynolds Stress Model (RSM) turbulence models to predict the flow patterns and the type of swirling flow. Computations are conducted for a range of nozzle pressure ratios with and without swirl inside the converging–diverging nozzle. The study has revealed a new understanding and data for flow features such as shock location, mass flow rate and anisotropic turbulence.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: swirl flow, supersonic nozzle, flow separation, CFD
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Mohammed Gohrabian
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2016 09:41
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 19:02

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