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Coupling Simulation of Thermal Response to Exhaust Gas at External Nozzle

Ken Fujii, Akiko Matsuo, Junichi Oki, Hideyuki Taguchi, Takahiro Chiga, Yutaka Ikeda

Abstract: This paper examines thermal response behind the high-Mach integrated control (HIMICO) experiment’s engine. In this experimental aircraft, instruments must be protected from heat load due to exhaust gas; therefore, a coupling calculation between the fluid and the wall is conducted to confirm the performance of HIMICO’s thermal protection system (TPS). First, the validity of the coupling calculation is confirmed through comparison with aerodynamic heating on a hollow cylinder. The present calculation result can reproduce the surface temperature distribution on the cylinder better than previous work has managed because we consider the turbulence effect. Second, one-dimensional heat-transfer analysis is conducted on the external nozzle, and the appropriateness of the calculation result is confirmed through comparison with the ramjet-engine experiment. Finally, a coupling calculation between the fluid and the wall is conducted to investigate the local temperature distribution. The calculation result indicates that the temperature increase easily meets design requirements and that TPS performance is sufficient.
Keywords: calculation result / coupling calculation / External Nozzle / Exhaust / cylinder / Gas / thermal

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