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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Source : Journal of Propulsion and PowerJournal of Propulsion and Power, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Volume 12, Issue 1, p.165 - 169 (1996)
Campus : Coimbatore
School : Department of Aerospace Engineering, School of Engineering
Department : Aerospace
Year : 1996
Abstract : An experimental study on mixing enhancement in supersonic flow by a radially lobed nozzle, called petal nozzle, has been conducted. The study entails the mixing of a supersonic primary stream and a coflowing sonic secondary stream in cold flow. The radial distribution of momentum flux is characterized by a mixing parameter called the degree of mixing. The loss in stagnation pressure associated with the mixing is also determined. With emphasis on momentum mixing and pressure drop, the petal nozzle and the conventional conical nozzle have been compared so as to assess the suitability of the former. The results show that using an optimum length of the mixing chamber, a compromise can be struck between the mixing enhancement and the associated increase in pressure loss. The contribution of shear area at the nozzle exit to mixing enhancement was found to be marginal.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. Srikrishnan A. R., Kurain, J., and Sriramulu, V., “Experimental study on mixing enhancement by petal nozzle in supersonic flow”, Journal of Propulsion and PowerJournal of Propulsion and Power, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 165 - 169, 1996.