| || Numerical Analysis of Integrated Liquid Ramjet Engine
Author : Thangadurai, G. Raja Singh ;Chandran, B. S. Subhash ;Babu, V.;Sundararajan , T.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:58(3) ; 2008 ; pp 327-337
Subject : 629.7 Aeronautics
Keywords : Ramjet engine;Air intake;Combustor;Numerical simulation;Internal flow;Air/fuel ratio
Abstract : The numerical simulation of an integrated, liquid-fuelled ramjet engine comprising supersonic air intake, subsonic combustor and a convergent-divergent nozzle has been carried out and the results are discussed in this paper. These results include cold flow studies, heat addition in the combustor and full engine analysis with coupled simulation of supersonic air-intake and combustion chamber along with the nozzle. Overall ramjet operation depends on the performance of the air intake and the combustion chamber. The coupling phenomena are very dominant and performance of air intake is affected vastly by the combustor operation and vice versa. In this paper, a numerical analysis of integrated liquid ramjet engine considering coupling phenomena between various sub-systems viz., air intake, combustor and nozzle has been reported.