Numerical investigation of chocked converging-diverging nozzles for thruster application (normal shock wave)

@article{Noh2010NumericalIO,
  title={Numerical investigation of chocked converging-diverging nozzles for thruster application (normal shock wave)},
  author={Mohd Hafiz Mohd Noh and Ahmad Hussein Abdul Hamid and Rahim Atan and Helmi Rashid},
  journal={2010 International Conference on Science and Social Research (CSSR 2010)},
  year={2010},
  pages={1223-1227}
}
Small scale spacecraft generally need low thrust and these characteristics lead to low Reynolds number flows from propulsive devices that utilize converging-diverging nozzle. In the present work, seven choked converging-diverging nozzle flow characteristics operating at Reynolds number of 46000 are numerically investigated using a commercial software FLUENT 6.1.22. A computational work is carried out using Spalart-Allmaras model, two-dimensional, axisymmetric, coupled solver and linearized… CONTINUE READING