Simulation of Oxford University Gun Tunnel performance using a quasi-one-dimensional model

Buttsworth, D. R., Jacobs, P. A. and Jones, T. V. (2002) Simulation of Oxford University Gun Tunnel performance using a quasi-one-dimensional model. Shock Waves, 11 5: 377-383. doi:10.1007/s001930200121


Author Buttsworth, D. R.
Jacobs, P. A.
Jones, T. V.
Title Simulation of Oxford University Gun Tunnel performance using a quasi-one-dimensional model
Journal name Shock Waves   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0938-1287
Publication date 2002-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s001930200121
Volume 11
Issue 5
Start page 377
End page 383
Total pages 7
Place of publication Germany
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Language eng
Subject C1
290201 Aerodynamics
671401 Scientific instrumentation
Abstract The performance of the Oxford University Gun Tunnel has been estimated using a quasi-one-dimensional simulation of the facility gas dynamics. The modelling of the actual facility area variations so as to adequately simulate both shock reflection and flow discharge processes has been considered in some detail. Test gas stagnation pressure and temperature histories are compared with measurements at two different operating conditions - one with nitrogen and the other with carbon dioxide as the test gas. It is demonstrated that both the simulated pressures and temperatures are typically within 3% of the experimental measurements.
Keyword Mechanics
Gun Tunnel
Impulse Facility
Cfd
Facility Simulation
Shock
Flows
Tube
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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