Accession Number:

ADA433852

Title:

Monte Carlo Simulation of a Rarefied Multiphase Plume Flow

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2004-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Exhaust flows from solid propellant rockets are characterized by a number of complex and often overlooked phenomena which should be considered for accurate numerical modeling. In a typical solid rocket motor SRM, a 10 to 20 mass fraction of aluminum powder is used to reduce combustion instabilities and increase specific impulse. Within the combustion chamber, this aluminum content undergoes a complicated process of melting, heretogenous combustion, evaporation, agglomeration, and breakup.

Subject Categories:

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Combustion and Ignition
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE