Two-Dimensional Computational Model for Wave Rotor Flow Dynamics

  title={Two-Dimensional Computational Model for Wave Rotor Flow Dynamics},
  author={Gerard E. Welch},
A two-dimensional (θ, z) Navier-Stokes solver for multiport wave rotor flow simulation is described. The finite-volume forms of the unsteady thin-layer Navier- Stokes equations are integrated in time on multiblock grids that represent the stationary inlet and outlet ports and the moving rotor passages of the wave rotor. Computed results are compared with three-port wave rotor experimental data. The model is applied to predict the performance of a planned four-port wave rotor experiment. Two… CONTINUE READING