Efficient computational tool for ramjet combustor research

S. P. Vanka, J. L. Krazinski, A. S. Nejad

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A multigrid-based calculation procedure is presented for the efficient solution of the time-averaged equations of a turbulent, elliptic-reacting flow. The equations are solved on a nonorthogonal curvilinear coordinate system. The physical models currently incorporated are a two-equation A-e turbulence model, a four-step chemical kinetics mechanism, and a Lagrangian particle-tracking procedure applicable to dilute sprays. Demonstration calculations are presented to illustrate the performance of the calculation procedure for a ramjet dump combustor configuration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)431-437
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Propulsion and Power
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Fuel Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Space and Planetary Science


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