Evaluation of quasi-one-dimensional modeling for nozzle flow separation

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In this paper, the viability of developing a reduced-order model for determining shock transition zones in converging-diverging nozzles will be presented. The quasi-one-dimensional isentropic pressure equation is coupled with Stodola’s area-Mach number equation, the normal shock relations and the geometric profile data to evaluate the pressure profile inside a nozzle. The proposed work utilizes fundamental fluid relations which only vary with the area ratio, but through the reintroduction of the axial coordinate through profile data, axial gradient information can now be calculated from the model. It is hoped that this reduction in complexity will provide an easy to evaluate criteria that still captures many important features of the flow. In order to fully develop a model, the technique is applied to a planar rectangular nozzle and its efficacy in predicting the experimental pressure profile is assessed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624103216
StatePublished - 2015
Event51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2015 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Jul 27 2015Jul 29 2015

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Name51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference


Other51st AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States

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  • Engineering(all)


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