Numerical Study of Solid-Rocket Motor Ignition Overpressure Wave Including Infrared Radiation.

Abstract : The ignition overpressure wave generated during the pressure build-up of a solid-rocket motor is numerically investigated in this study. Numerical simulations are compared to the LP10 experiments, consisting of the horizontal firing of a scaled-down model for the Ariane 5 P230 booster. The present work aims at the prediction of the main characteristics of the ignition overpressure in the far field and the assessment of afterburning influence on both its formation mechanisms and its alteration by the jet plume. Two three-dimensional large-eddy simulations are performed, one considering inert flow and one modeling the afterburning. Infrared images of the plume are also computed with a dedicated radiation transfer solver. An overall good agreement with the experimental results is reported on amplitude and duration. Nevertheless, the reactive case is found to provide better results on amplitude and directivity. The signature is also better reproduced on the microphones near the jet centerline, and the emitted infrared intensity is well captured. Computations indicate that the formation of the shock wave is obtained by coalescence of compression waves emitted by the accelerating jet at early times. For the reactive case, computations show an increased interaction between the jet and the overpressure wave.
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J.B. Dargaud, J. Troyes, J.M. Lamet, L. Tesse, F. Vuillot, et al.. Numerical Study of Solid-Rocket Motor Ignition Overpressure Wave Including Infrared Radiation.. Journal of Propulsion and Power, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2014, 30 (1), pp.164-174. ⟨10.2514/1.B34824⟩. ⟨hal-00993201⟩

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