Experimental Study of TICTOP Nozzles

  • R. StarkEmail author
  • C. Génin
Conference paper


The new nozzle contour concept TICTOP is introduced and its experimental validation is presented. The TICTOP nozzle features a comparable performance like TOP nozzles, whereas reattached flow conditions during transient start-up and shutdown operation are avoided. A hypothesis on the formation of the cap-shock pattern in TOP nozzles is presented.



The authors would like to thank Ying Luo, University of Sydney, for supporting the test data evaluation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Aerospace Center, DLR, Institute of Space PropulsionLampoldshausenGermany

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