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Numerical investigation of transient nozzle flow


The starting process of two-dimensional and axisymmetric nozzle flows has been investigated numerically. Special attention has been paid to the early phase of the starting process and to the appearance of a strong secondary shock wave. For both cases, shock intensities and velocities are obtained and discussed. The flow evolution in the axisymmetric case is proved to be more complex and the transient starting process is slower than in the plane case. Finally, the effects of changing the nozzle angle and the incident shock wave Mach number on the transient flow are addressed. It is shown that a faster start-up can be induced either by decreasing the nozzle angle or increasing the Mach number of the incident shock wave.
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hal-00765611 , version 1 (15-12-2012)


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Anne-Sophie Mouronval, Abdellah Hadjadj, Alexey A.N Kudryavtsev, Dany Vandromme. Numerical investigation of transient nozzle flow. Shock Waves, 2003, 12 (5), pp.403-411. ⟨hal-00765611⟩
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