Numerical investigations on the implication of hydrogen fuel jet injection pressure on the performance characteristics in a multi-strut in a double-dual cavity-based scramjet combustor

S. K. Kireeti, Gadepalli Ravikiran Sastry, S. K. Gugulothu, B. Deepanraj, Pau Loke Show, Ao Xia, M. Arthi

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Abstract

To analyze the influence of flow physics and operating parameters (i.e., injection pressure (2, 4, 6, and 8 bars), a simulation is performed on a scramjet combustor (modified) using the shear stress transport (SST) k- ω turbulence model and Reynolds Averaged Navier Stokes (RANS) equations. Wall pressures, the pattern of shock-wave, and static temperature of the combustor are three major parameters that have been analyzed in this study. An acceptable range of results indicates that the simulation approach adopted can be used for additional studies. According to the results of this study, the shock-wave position is destabilized when the hydrogen jet pressure is enhanced by varying the flame characteristics. Moreover, it was also observed that the shock wave travels upstream due to the pressure exerted by the main flow. A normal shock wave moves ahead of the strut as soon as the pressure in the hydrogen jet increases to 4 bar. According to this study, it is beneficial to have lower hydrogen jet pressures in supersonic flows for the geometry considered. The penetration depth of fuel in the axial direction increases, which deteriorates the combustion efficiency with an increase in the total pressure losses.

Original languageBritish English
Article number124528
JournalFuel
Volume324
DOIs
StatePublished - 15 Sep 2022

Keywords

  • Dual cavity
  • Injection pressure and total pressure loss
  • Innovative strut
  • Scramjet combustor

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