Numerical modeling and simulation of supersonic flows in propulsion systems by open-source solvers

Hoste, Jimmy-John O.E., Casseau, Victor, Fossati, Marco, Taylor, Ian J. and Gollan, Rowan J. (2017). Numerical modeling and simulation of supersonic flows in propulsion systems by open-source solvers. In: 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Hypersonics 2017. 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Xiamen, China, (). 6-9 March 2017. doi:10.2514/6.2017-2411


Author Hoste, Jimmy-John O.E.
Casseau, Victor
Fossati, Marco
Taylor, Ian J.
Gollan, Rowan J.
Title of paper Numerical modeling and simulation of supersonic flows in propulsion systems by open-source solvers
Conference name 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference
Conference location Xiamen, China
Conference dates 6-9 March 2017
Proceedings title 21st AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonics Technologies Conference, Hypersonics 2017
Place of Publication Reston, VA United States
Publisher American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Publication Year 2017
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.2514/6.2017-2411
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
ISBN 9781624104633
Total pages 17
Abstract/Summary Two open-source solvers, Eilmer and hyFoam, are here considered for their performance in simulating high-speed flows in different flow conditions and geometric configurations typical of propulsive systems at supersonic speeds. The goal is to identify the open-source platform providing the best compromise between accuracy, flexibility and computational cost to eventually simulate the flow fields inside ramjet and scramjet engines. The differences in terms of discretization and solution methods of the selected solvers are discussed in terms of their impact on solution accuracy and computational efficiency and in view of the aerothermodynamic analysis and design of future trans-atmospheric propulsive systems. In this work steady state problems are considered. Numerical results of two scramjet type engines demonstrated a similar predictive capability of both codes in non-reacting conditions. These results highlight their potential to be considered for further characterization of overall engine performance.
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status UQ

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