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Numerical Simulation of Nozzle Flow into High Vacuum Using Kinetic and Continuum Approaches

Grabe, Martin and Boettcher, Rolf-Detlef and Fasoulas, Stefanos and Hannemann, Klaus (2010) Numerical Simulation of Nozzle Flow into High Vacuum Using Kinetic and Continuum Approaches. In: New Results in Numerical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics VII Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, 112. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 423-430. ISBN 978-3-642-14242-0. ISSN 1612-2909

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Official URL: http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007%2F978-3-642-14243-7_52

Abstract

Laminar nitrogen flow expanding through a conical nozzle into high vacuum is to be numerically reproduced and compared to available experimental data. As the gas density varies quickly by several orders of magnitude, leading to high rarefaction and thermal non-equilibrium, standard (continuum) CFD tools are not sufficient to accurately model the expanding flow. In the work presented here, the efficiency of Navier-Stokes solvers is to be exploited where applicable, supplying the boundary conditions for a kinetic Direct Simulation Monte Carlo (DSMC) solver to handle the domain of rarefaction and non-equilibrium. The hypersonic character of the flow suggests to attempt a pure downstream coupling. The validity of this approach is to be verified.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/68421/
Document Type:Contribution to a Collection
Title:Numerical Simulation of Nozzle Flow into High Vacuum Using Kinetic and Continuum Approaches
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Grabe, Martinmartin.grabe (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Boettcher, Rolf-DetlefDLRUNSPECIFIED
Fasoulas, StefanosTU DresdenUNSPECIFIED
Hannemann, Klausklaus.hannemann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:2010
Journal or Publication Title:New Results in Numerical and Experimental Fluid Mechanics VII
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:112
DOI :10.1007/978-3-642-14243-7_52
Page Range:pp. 423-430
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Dillmann, AndreasDLR
Heller, GerdAirbus Deutschland
Klaas, MichaelAerodynamisches Institut und Lehrstuhl für Strömungslehre, RWTH Aachen
Kreplin, Hans-PeterDLR
Nitsche, WolfgangTU Berlin
Schröder, WolfgangAerodynamisches Institut und Lehrstuhl für Strömungslehre, RWTH Aachen
Publisher:Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg
Series Name:Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design
ISSN:1612-2909
ISBN:978-3-642-14242-0
Status:Published
Keywords:DSMC, rarefied, plume expansion
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Grundlagen Raumtransport - numerische Verfahren (old)
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Spacecraft
Deposited By: Grabe, Martin
Deposited On:18 Apr 2011 13:23
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:31

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