Two-dimensional model for the two-phase flow simulation in a viking rocket engine combustion chamber

  • M. Habiballah
  • H. Monin
Contributed Papers
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 218)


We have presented here a two-dimensional model for the two-phase flow simulation in a VIKING rocket engine combustion chamber. This model allows the transient flow description and shows the chamber unsteady response to combustion. Several calculations have been performed and the injection parameters influence on the flow pattern has been studied, as the concentration distribution of droplets, frequency and damping ratio of the oscillations. The numerical generation of undamped oscillations should enable us to a better understanding of this phenomenon. Therefore, numerical modellings of the main physical processes (e.g unsteady combustion) have to be improved. These problems are currently under development.


Liquid Flow Rate Droplet Vaporization Turbulent Diffusion Coefficient Undamped Oscillation Droplet Combustion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Habiballah
    • 1
  • H. Monin
    • 1
  1. 1.Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches AérospatialesChâtillon CédexFrance

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