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Control of the Formation of a Transonic Region in an Axisymmetric Supersonic Flow with the Use of a Jet and a Near-Wall Energy Supply

28 Feb 2020-Journal of Engineering Physics (Springer US)-Vol. 93, Iss: 1, pp 136-144
TL;DR: In this paper, the authors investigated the control of a throttling air jet produced by a gas generator and of the energy sources positioned at the walls of an axisymmetric channel, which models the combustion-chamber unit of a ramjet in which a gas flow is decelerated, on the shock-wave structure of a supersonic gas flow in the channel for the purpose of formation of a lengthy transonic region.
Abstract: The control action of a throttling air jet produced by a gas generator and of the energy sources positioned at the walls of an axisymmetric channel, which models the combustion-chamber unit of a ramjet in which a gas flow is decelerated, on the shock-wave structure of a supersonic gas flow in the channel was investigated for the purpose of formation of a lengthy transonic region in it. A heat energy was supplied to the gas flow in the indicated channel in the pulse-periodic regime, and the pressure in the gas generator was also changed periodically. The range of energies corresponding to a stable transonic flow regime in the channel was determined on the basis of solution of the nonstationary Euler equations in dimensionless variables. For comparison, the combustion of a gaseous fuel inflowing to the channel through a slot in the channel wall upstream of the control air jet was considered. A nonstationary gas flow in the channel was calculated on the basis of the Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes equations with the use of the k–ω SST model of turbulence. It is shown that a controllable energy release in the channel, providing the obtaining of a transonic flow regime in it analogous to that obtained on the basis of solution of the Euler equations, can be realized with the use of a control transverse air jet.
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