Numerical modeling of priming event peak pressures in liquid propulsion systems

Jeffrey D. Moore, Grant Alexander Risha, Arpit Tiwari, Jonathan Harrison, Jon Zenker

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Abstract

A numerical study was performed to determine the pressure transient levels in unrestricted liquid monopropellant propulsion system configurations and propellant manifolds generated from surge events during system priming. This was accomplished through the use of a commercial multi-physics system-level simulation software called GT-SUITE, which predicted the maximum peak priming event pressures in various liquid system configurations. Experimental data from multiple literature research efforts involving priming after the opening of a latch valve were evaluated using the numerical model to determine the accuracy of the results among various internal diameters, line lengths, manifold layouts, and flow control valves at different pre-test pressure levels in the system. Based upon the results, it was determined that the numerical model was a promising tool to predict liquid system pressure transient levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, 2019
PublisherAmerican Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA
ISBN (Print)9781624105906
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventAIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, 2019 - Indianapolis, United States
Duration: Aug 19 2019Aug 22 2019

Publication series

NameAIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, 2019

Conference

ConferenceAIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, 2019
CountryUnited States
CityIndianapolis
Period8/19/198/22/19

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Moore, J. D., Risha, G. A., Tiwari, A., Harrison, J., & Zenker, J. (2019). Numerical modeling of priming event peak pressures in liquid propulsion systems. In AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, 2019 (AIAA Propulsion and Energy Forum and Exposition, 2019). American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Inc, AIAA. https://doi.org/10.2514/6.2019-4123