A Method for Simulation of a Cryogenic Liquid Propellant Engine


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The purpose of this paper is developing a method for simulation of a cryogenic staged combustion-closed cycle engine. Since, aerospace systems are usually complicated and important; the simulation task becomes extremely important. If the propulsion system of space vehicle is not successfully simulated, then designers must rely on huge tests which are time and money consuming and also dangerous. The mathematical model of the engine includes a set of equations which describe all the system's elements operation. These equations correspond to mass, momentum and energy conservation principles and are simplified to make easy the process of calculations. A Fortran 90 code is developed for this simulation. Comparison of the simulation code with the actual values, demonstrates that the model can accurately predict the behavior of the real engine



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Wu Fan






M. Chitsaz et al., "A Method for Simulation of a Cryogenic Liquid Propellant Engine", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 110-116, pp. 2370-2376, 2012

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October 2011




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