Development and Implementation of a Scramjet Cycle Analysis Code with a Finite-Rate-Chemistry Combustion Model for Use on a Personal Computer
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This study compared the performance of an equilibrium combustion model to a finite-rate-chemistry combustion model for a fixed geometry Scramjet flying at the flight conditions of Mach 12, 15, and 18 with a constant dynamic pressure of 50,000 Pa. An integrated PC-based code, developed specifically for this study, models the combustor as an equilibrium combustion process or as finite-rate-chemistry combustion process. This integrated program is based on two existing programs, Ramjet Performance Analysis RJPA and 3 STREAM. The effects of mixing schedule, combustor length, and combustor exit area were investigated. The results of this study indicate that inefficient mixing is the primary cause of Scramjet performance loss regardless of the flight speed. Combustor length and combustor exit area also had a strong impact on performance. Scramjet, equilibrium, Combustion, Finite-rate-chemistry Entrophy rise.
- Combustion and Ignition
- Jet and Gas Turbine Engines