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Equations of state implementation for 1-D modelling of performance in ram accelerator thermally choked propulsion mode

Bauer, Pascal; Bengherbia, Tarek; Knowlen, Carl; Bruckner, Adam; Yao, Yufeng; Giraud, Marc

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Authors

Pascal Bauer

Tarek Bengherbia

Carl Knowlen

Adam Bruckner

Yufeng Yao Yufeng.Yao@uwe.ac.uk
Professor in Aerospace Engineering

Marc Giraud



Abstract

© 2015 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. This paper presents advancement on one-dimensional (1-D) unsteady modelling of a ram accelerator (RAMAC) in the sub-detonative velocity regime by including real-gas equations of state (EoS) in order to account for the compressibility effects of the combustion products. Several equations of state based on generalised empirical and theoretical considerations are incorporated into a 1-D computer code TARAM. The objective of this work is to provide the best available formulations in order to improve the unsteady 1-D model and make the TARAM code a useful tool to predict the performance of the RAMAC in the sub-detonative velocity regime, without having to resort to more complicated 2-D or 3-D computational schemes. The calculations are validated against experimental data from 38-mm and 90-mm-bore facilities and good agreements have been achieved. Yet, the results demonstrate the need for further CFD studies involving the scale effect.

Citation

Bauer, P., Bengherbia, T., Knowlen, C., Bruckner, A., Yao, Y., & Giraud, M. (2015). Equations of state implementation for 1-D modelling of performance in ram accelerator thermally choked propulsion mode. International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation, 7(2), 71-79. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESMS.2015.068650

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Deposit Date Apr 15, 2015
Publicly Available Date Feb 9, 2016
Journal International Journal of Engineering Systems Modelling and Simulation
Print ISSN 1755-9758
Electronic ISSN 1755-9766
Publisher Inderscience
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 71-79
DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/IJESMS.2015.068650
Keywords state implementation, 1-D modelling, ram accelerator, propulsion mode
Public URL https://uwe-repository.worktribe.com/output/836223
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESMS.2015.068650

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