Numerical study of energy utilization in nozzle plume flow fields of high speed air breathing vehicles
Keywords and Phrases
Air-breathing propulsion; Energy deposition
"Focused local energy deposition in both internal and external flow-fields associated with high-speed aerospace vehicles can provide many system level benefits. This study specifically analyzes the effects of targeted (local) energization of the flow in the nozzle and afterbody flow-field regions of a hypersonic lifting body configuration. Benefits are shown to include the generation of a favorable vehicle pitching moment (nose-down) increment associated with such energy deposition and a reduced local and overall thermal load in both combustor and nozzle for all cases examined. These results have been obtained by modeling the nozzle/afterbody region of a simple generic 2-D wave-rider/lifting body utilizing computational fluid dynamics (CFD)"--Abstract, page iii.
Riggins, David W.
Isaac, Kakkattukuzhy M.
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Air Force Research Laboratory (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
ix, 58 pages
© 2008 Althea Grace Wilson, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Hypersonic planes -- Effect of heat on
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Wilson, Althea Grace, "Numerical study of energy utilization in nozzle/plume flow-fields of high-speed air-breathing vehicles" (2008). Masters Theses. 6835.