Numerical simulation of the influence of detonation products on a supersonic airflow process


  • Vasiliv S.S.
  • Ternova K.V.



detonation, string engine, supersonic flow, shock wave.


Currently, there is a large number of control bodies used in modern rocket technol-ogy. Gasdynamic systems are usually used in rocket engines to change the thrust vector, less often - to create asymmetric air flow around the case. But the application of the det-onation process for such scheme can have better energy and dynamic characteristics compared to existing systems. The driving force in such scheme is created not only by the reactive mass force of detonation products ejected from the gas generator, but also by the effect of an intense shock wave on the pattern of supersonic flow around the rocket. Therefore, it is necessary to evaluate the performance and efficiency of the experiment. The purpose of the study is a priori numerical study of the detonation wave effect on the supersonic flow in the nozzle. Modeling was carried out in the Solid Works application software package. The geometric parameters of the model coincide with the experimental model. It is a flat nozzle, one of the walls is longer than the other and imitates the surface of the rocket. Air, accelerating in the nozzle to supersonic speeds with Mach number M=1.3...2, flows around this wall. Setting devices affecting the flow in it, it is possible to investigate their influence and the possibility of creating a lateral (controlling) force. When detonation is used to disturb the flow, an intense shock wave is generated in it, which changes the pres-sure distribution on the wall surface. Some holes for pressure sensors are made in the wall to fix this disturbance over time. A priori numerical modeling was carried out in order to estimate the parameters of the interaction of detonation products with the supersonic air flow. The pressure range and duration of the process have been determined, which allows selection of equipment and planning of the experiment. Patterns of velocity and pressure distribution in the model over time were obtained.


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