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Demonstration of Hybrid DSMC-CFD Capability for Nonequilibrium Reacting Flow

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Technical Report

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University of Minnesota Minneapolis United States

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New direct simulation Monte-Carlo DSMC and computational fluid dynamic CFD models were developed for integration into MGDS and US3D simulation codes. The models are based on new ab-intio rate data obtained using state-of-the-art potential energy surfaces for air species. A probability model cross-section model is developed for use in DSMC, and the model analytically integrates to a closed-form model for use in CFD. The model includes the coupling between nonequilibrium non-Boltzmann internal energy distributions and dissociation. CFD simulations of the Hollow Cylinder Flare geometry were performed, which involves high-enthalpy flow over a sharp leading edge. Conditions matched recent experiments performed in the CUBRC Lens-XX facility. This flow was chosen since a recent blind-code validation exercise revealed differences in CFD predictions and experimental data that could be due to rarefied flow effects. The CFD solutions using the US3D code were run with no-slip boundary conditions and with slip boundary conditions.

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  • Fluid Mechanics

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