Computational Fluid Dynamics in Combustion

P. J. Paul


Computational fluid dynamics has reached a stage where flow field in practical situation can be predicted to aid the design and to probe into the fundamental flow physics to understand and resolve the issues in fundamental fluid mechanics. The study examines the computation of reacting flows. After exploring the conservation equations for species and energy, the methods of closing the reaction rate terms in turbulent flow have been examined briefly. Two cases of computation, where combustion-flow interaction plays important role, have been discussed to illustrate the computational aspects and the physical insight that can be gained by the reacting flow computation.

Defence Science Journal, 2010, 60(6), pp.577-582, DOI:


Computational fluid dynamics, CFD, combustion, composite solid propellant

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