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Title: Numerical Benchmark for High-Reynolds-Number Supercritical Flows with Large Density Gradients

Abstract

Because of the extreme complexity of physical phenomena at high pressure, only limited data are available for solver validation at device-relevant conditions such as liquid rocket engines, gas turbines, or diesel engines. In the present study, a two-dimensional direct numerical simulation is used to establish a benchmark for supercritical flow at a high Reynolds number and high-density ratio at conditions typically encountered in liquid rocket engines. Emphasis has been placed on maintaining the flow characteristics of actual systems with simple boundary conditions, grid spacing, and geometry. Results from two different state-of-the-art codes, with markedly different numerical formalisms, are compared using this benchmark. The strong similarity between the two numerical predictions lends confidence to the physical accuracy of the results. The established database can be used for solver benchmarking and model development at conditions relevant to many propulsion and power systems.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States). Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1565527
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIAA Journal
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 54; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0001-1452
Publisher:
AIAA
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
Engineering

Citation Formats

Ruiz, A. M., Lacaze, G., Oefelein, J. C., Mari, R., Cuenot, B., Selle, L., and Poinsot, T. Numerical Benchmark for High-Reynolds-Number Supercritical Flows with Large Density Gradients. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.2514/1.j053931.
Ruiz, A. M., Lacaze, G., Oefelein, J. C., Mari, R., Cuenot, B., Selle, L., & Poinsot, T. Numerical Benchmark for High-Reynolds-Number Supercritical Flows with Large Density Gradients. United States. doi:10.2514/1.j053931.
Ruiz, A. M., Lacaze, G., Oefelein, J. C., Mari, R., Cuenot, B., Selle, L., and Poinsot, T. Sun . "Numerical Benchmark for High-Reynolds-Number Supercritical Flows with Large Density Gradients". United States. doi:10.2514/1.j053931.
@article{osti_1565527,
title = {Numerical Benchmark for High-Reynolds-Number Supercritical Flows with Large Density Gradients},
author = {Ruiz, A. M. and Lacaze, G. and Oefelein, J. C. and Mari, R. and Cuenot, B. and Selle, L. and Poinsot, T.},
abstractNote = {Because of the extreme complexity of physical phenomena at high pressure, only limited data are available for solver validation at device-relevant conditions such as liquid rocket engines, gas turbines, or diesel engines. In the present study, a two-dimensional direct numerical simulation is used to establish a benchmark for supercritical flow at a high Reynolds number and high-density ratio at conditions typically encountered in liquid rocket engines. Emphasis has been placed on maintaining the flow characteristics of actual systems with simple boundary conditions, grid spacing, and geometry. Results from two different state-of-the-art codes, with markedly different numerical formalisms, are compared using this benchmark. The strong similarity between the two numerical predictions lends confidence to the physical accuracy of the results. The established database can be used for solver benchmarking and model development at conditions relevant to many propulsion and power systems.},
doi = {10.2514/1.j053931},
journal = {AIAA Journal},
issn = {0001-1452},
number = 5,
volume = 54,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {5}
}

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