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Plasma Flow Modeling for Huels-Type Arc Heater with Turbulent Diffusion

Takahashi, Yusuke and Esser, Burkard and Steffens, Lars (2017) Plasma Flow Modeling for Huels-Type Arc Heater with Turbulent Diffusion. Physics of Plasmas, 24 (12), pp. 1-14. American Institute of Physics (AIP). doi: 10.1063/1.5008909. ISSN 1070-664X.

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In this study, we developed an analytical model for the flow field in the Huels-type arc-heated wind tunnel (L2K) of the German Aerospace Center. This flow field model can be used to accurately reproduce the discharge behavior in the heating section and expansion in the nozzle section of L2K. It includes the radiation transport and turbulent flow, as well as thermochemical nonequilibrium models, which are tightly coupled with electricfield calculations. In addition, we considered the turbulent diffusion model for the mass conservation of the species and performed numerical simulations for several cases with and without the turbulent diffusion model. Computations were conducted to obtain the general characteristics of an arc-heated flow containing an arc discharge and supersonic expansion. We verifed that radiation and turbulence play important roles in the transfer of heat from the high-temperature core flow to the outer cold gas in the heating section of L2K. In addition, we performed parametric studies that involved varying the degree of turbulent diffusion. The results showed that turbulent diffusion has a large in uence on the formation of the arc discharge in the heating section and on the enthalpy distribution at the nozzle exit.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/116103/
Document Type:Article
Title:Plasma Flow Modeling for Huels-Type Arc Heater with Turbulent Diffusion
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Steffens, LarsUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2561-0687UNSPECIFIED
Date:December 2017
Journal or Publication Title:Physics of Plasmas
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 1-14
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Publisher:American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Keywords:Huels-type arc-heated wind tunnel, L2K
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute for Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology
Deposited By: Steffens, Lars
Deposited On:18 Dec 2017 10:58
Last Modified:27 Nov 2023 12:08

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