Free-surface flow simulation of impinging jet nozzles for liquid-propellant thrusters

Junya Kouwa, Shinsuke Matsuno, Chihiro Inoue, Takehiro Himeno, Toshinori Watanabe

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This paper describes the results obtained by free surface analysis of impinging jet nozzles for a wide range of orifice diameter and jet momentum under non-reactive conditions. The numerical results are compared with experimental results under some conditions. Capability of the present simulation method CIP-LSM to impinging jet atomization is confirmed by comparing the fan-shaped liquid condition after impingement. As a consequence, the present method can simulate the angle of the liquid after the impingement and the impinging modes approximately. The numerical analysis for three sector of simulant thruster is conducted and it is confirmed that interactions between fans are demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint PropulsionConference
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint PropulsionConference - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jul 14 2013Jul 17 2013

Publication series

Name49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference


Other49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint PropulsionConference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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