Moheez Ur Rahim,Mukkarum Hussain,Syed Azeem Inam,Hassan Hashim,




CFD,Ignition transients,Kerosene oxygen combustion,Real gas,Shear coaxial injector,SRK model,


In systems that involve super-critical liquid fuel combustion, the temperature of the propellants is in the sub-critical state when they are injected into the combustion chamber. However, during the process of combustion, the system experiences a shift in its state of thermodynamics from subcritical to supercritical. The present study predicts the ignition behavior for super-critical liquid fuel combustion through the techniques of computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Simulations are carried out for a single shear coaxial injector's test case of the combustion chamber. For super-critical combustion, the present research uses kerosene as a fuel and gaseous oxygen as the oxidizer. Simulations are carried out at a steady state for various values of rich flammability limit (RFL). The real gas model, Soave-Redlich-Kwong (SRK) is used for performing simulations in the present study. On the other hand, for the various values of rich flammability limit (RFL), transient simulations are carried out for ideal gas. It has been observed that the simulations performed for steady-state closely approximate the experimental data in comparison to transient simulations. It is also observed that the inherent stability issues involved in transient simulations emphasize the use of an ideal gas model for its computation.   


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