Combustion, Explosion, and Shock Waves

, Volume 51, Issue 3, pp 319–323 | Cite as

Numerical study of mixing in an air-breathing rocket engine

  • L. L. KartovitskiiEmail author
  • V. M. Levin
  • A. A. Yakovlev


A method of increasing the efficiency of mixing in an air-breathing rocket engine is discussed. Three-dimensional simulations confirm the advantages of the proposed method based on using normal supply of products of incomplete combustion of a pasty propellant into the wake zone behind a bluff body in an air flow.


air-breathing rocket engine mixing efficiency afterburning chamber 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Kartovitskii
    • 1
    Email author
  • V. M. Levin
    • 1
  • A. A. Yakovlev
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow Aviation Institute (National Research University)MoscowRussia

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