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The absence of a dense potential core in supercritical Injection: A thermal break-up mechanism

Banuti, Daniel and Hannemann, Klaus (2016) The absence of a dense potential core in supercritical Injection: A thermal break-up mechanism. Physics of Fluids, 28 (3), pp. 1-19. American Institute of Physics (AIP). doi: 10.1063/1.4943038. ISSN 1070-6631.

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Certain experiments in quasi-isobaric supercritical injection remain unexplained by the current state of theory: Without developing a constant value potential core as expected from the mechanical view of break-up, density is observed to drop immediately upon entering the chamber. Furthermore, this phenomenon has never been captured in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) despite having become a de facto standard case for real fluid CFD validation. In this paper, we present strong evidence for a thermal jet disintegration mechanism (in addition to classical mechanical break-up) which resolves both the theoretical and the computational discrepancies. A new interpretation of supercritical jet disintegration is introduced, based on pseudo-boiling, a nonlinear supercritical transition from gas-like to liquid-like states. We show that thermal disintegration may dominate classical mechanical break-up when heat transfer takes place in the injector and when the fluid state is sufficiently close to the pseudo-boiling point. A procedure which allows to capture subsided cores with standard CFD is provided and demonstrated.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/104045/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:AIP Publishing
Title:The absence of a dense potential core in supercritical Injection: A thermal break-up mechanism
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Banuti, Danield.banuti (at) stanford.eduUNSPECIFIED
Hannemann, KlausKlaus.Hannemann (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-9653-4087
Date:8 March 2016
Journal or Publication Title:Physics of Fluids
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
DOI :10.1063/1.4943038
Page Range:pp. 1-19
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Publisher:American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Keywords:supercritical injection, cryogenic, dense core
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transportation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Space Transportation
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Anlagen u. Messtechnik (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Spacecraft
Deposited By: Hannemann, Prof. Dr. Klaus
Deposited On:18 Jul 2016 10:09
Last Modified:11 Jun 2021 04:13

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