Numerical Investigations of Model Scramjet Combustors
In the present paper different types of scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet) combustors are investigated. Thereby the main difference between the combustors is the way of injecting the fuel into the combustion chamber. The first investigated concept of fuel injection is the injection by strut injectors. Here the injection of fuel is realized by a lobed strut that is located in the middle of the combustion chamber. The second concept for fuel supply is the wall injection of hydrogen. Here the fuel is injected by several holes in the wall of the combustor. Both concepts of fuel injection have different advantages and disadvantages which are explained in detail. Although different performance parameters for both scramjet combustors are introduced this paper will not compare the different techniques among each other. Because of the high Reynolds numbers in scramjet combustors, the need to resolve the boundary layers and the necessity of detailed chemistry, the simulation of scramjets is extremely CPU time demanding.
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