Two-Dimensional Computational Model for Wave Rotor Flow Dynamics
Conference Paper,10 Jun 1996,13 Jun 1996
ARMY RESEARCH LAB CLEVELAND OH CLEVELAND
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A two-dimensional theta, z Navier-Stokes solver for multi-port wave rotor flow simulation is described. The finite-volume form of the unsteady thin-layer Navier-Stokes equations are integrated in time on multi-block grids that represent the stationary inlet and outlet ports and the moving rotor passages of the wave rotor. Computed results are compared with three-port wave rotor experimental data. The model is applied to predict the performance of a planned four-port wave rotor experiment. Two-dimensional flow features that reduce machine performance and influence rotor blade and duct wall thermal loads are identified. The performance impact of rounding the inlet port wall, to inhibit separation during passage gradual opening, is assessed.
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