Supersonic Jet Interactions in a Plenum Chamber
Keywords: Plenum chamber, piume flow field, launch tube, launch System, supersonic jet, nozzle exit, flow field, stagnation pressure
AbstractUnderstanding thè supersonic jet interactions in a plenum chamber is essential for thè design of hot launch systems. Static tests were conducted in a small-scale rocket motor ioaded with a typical nitramine propellaiit to produce a nozzle exit Mach number of 3. This supersonic jet is made to interact with plenum chambers having both open and closed sides. The distance between thè nozzle exit and thè back piate of plenum chamber are varied from 2. 5 to 7. 0 times thè nozzle exit diameter. The pressure rise in thè plenum chamber was measured using pressure transducers mounted at different locatìons. The pressure-time data were analysed to obtain an insight into thè flow field in thè plenum chamber. The maximum pressure exerted on thè back piate of plenum chamber is about 25-35 per cent. of thè maximum stagnation pressure developed in thè rocket motor. Ten static tests were carried out to obtain thè effect of axial distance between thè nozzle exit and thè plenum chamber back piate, and stagnation pressure in thè rocket motor
on thè flow field in thè open-sided and closed-sided plenum chambers configurations.
How to Cite
Venugopal, K. M., Rajkumar, A., Vìjaykant, S., Ramanujachari, V., Pant, G. C., & Ghanegaonkar, P. M. (2004). Supersonic Jet Interactions in a Plenum Chamber. Defence Science Journal, 54(3), 239-302. https://doi.org/10.14429/dsj.54.2042
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