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Launch of the GH2/GO2 Supply Facility for Hot Plume Testing at DLR Cologne

Kirchheck, Daniel and Gülhan, Ali (2017) Launch of the GH2/GO2 Supply Facility for Hot Plume Testing at DLR Cologne. Project Report.

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Abstract

The paper describes the actual state of the GH2/GO2 supply facility that has been established at the DLR site in Cologne to give a new perspective to the investigation of rocket afterbodies with hot plumes in experimental testing. In 2016, the basic concepts of the facility design were presented. These have now been fully realized and the facility has been put into operation by summer 2017. Its purpose will be to provide our Vertical Wind Tunnel test section (VMK) with combustible mixtures of gaseous hydrogen and oxygen for the operation of a model integrated rocket combustion chamber, to produce hot plumes with realistic stagnation properties and exit velocities. The model will be a generic rocket launcher that is subjected to ambient flow in the subsonic to transonic regimes. For the characterization of the operating range in terms of total pressure, temperature and mixing ratio, a stand-alone thrust chamber for static ambient condition has been developed and operated in the start-up. Setup, results, and the consequential outlook to future wind tunnel tests are presented in this article.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/114009/
Document Type:Monograph (Project Report)
Title:Launch of the GH2/GO2 Supply Facility for Hot Plume Testing at DLR Cologne
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Kirchheck, Danieldaniel.kirchheck (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Gülhan, Aliali.guelhan (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2017
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:13
Status:Published
Keywords:rocket base flow, plume interaction, rocket plume Simulation, hot plume testing facility
Institution:Technische Universität München
Department:Lehrstuhl für Aerodynamik
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Anlagen u. Messtechnik
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Supersonoc and Hypersonic Technology
Deposited By: Kirchheck, Daniel
Deposited On:18 Sep 2017 14:08
Last Modified:18 Dec 2017 10:52

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