Analysis of hydrogen injection into the combustor of HyShot-II scramjet engine using ILES

Z.A. Rana, B.J.R. Thornber, D. Drikakis

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Abstract

This paper presents the application of a Finite Volume Godunov-type implicit large eddy simulation method to study fuel injection into the combustion chamber of HyShot-II scramjet engine without combustion. Such a flow is generally termed as transverse jet injection into supersonic cross-flow. The HyShot-II experiment was successfully carried out at the UoQ, Australia. Subsequently, wind tunnel tests were carried out for the HyShot-II geometry for the conditions representing the Mach number of 7.4 at an altitude between 27 km and 35 km at the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). This study is carried out in two parts; part one presented full HyShot-II geometry in 2D in order to obtain the combustion chamber inlet conditions using the real gas effects, which are then utilised in part two where three-dimensional combustion chamber simulations are carried out using the inlet conditions obtained earlier along with hydrogen injection but without combustion. Supersonic turbulent boundary layer in the free-stream is an important aspect of such a flow which has been implemented using a digital filter based turbulent inflow data generator. The purpose of the study is to understand the flow physics and air & fuel mixing inside the HyShot-II scramjet geometry which is vital at the design stages. The work presented analyses the sonic circular hydrogen jet emerging into and mixing with a free-stream turbulent supersonic air flow. The flow physics is investigated for various flow features such as the Mach number, velocity, pressure distributions, counter rotating vortices, horse-shoe vortices, jet penetration & mixing
Original languageEnglish
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2011
Event49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 2011 - Orlando, FL, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 20117 Jan 2011

Conference

Conference49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando, FL
Period4/01/117/01/11

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Keywords

  • combustion
  • aerospace engineering
  • combustion chambers
  • digital filters
  • fuel injection
  • supersonic aerodynamics
  • vortex flow
  • implicit large eddy simulations
  • hydrogen jets

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Rana, Z. A., Thornber, B. J. R., & Drikakis, D. (2011). Analysis of hydrogen injection into the combustor of HyShot-II scramjet engine using ILES. 1-20. Paper presented at 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting Including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, 2011, Orlando, FL, United States.