Abstract—As one of the most promising propulsive systems in the future, the scramjet engine has drawn the attention of many researchers. The two-dimensional coupled implicit NS equations, the standard k-ε turbulence model and the finite-rate/eddy-dissipation reaction model have been applied to numerically simulate the flow field of the hydrogen fueled scramjet combustor with a planer strut flame holder under two different working conditions, namely, cold flow and engine ignition. The obtained results show that the numerical method used in this paper is suitable to simulate the flow field of the scramjet combustor. The static pressure distribution along the top and bottom walls for the case under the condition of engine ignition is much higher than that for the case under the condition of cold flow. There are three clear pressure rises on the top and bottom walls of the scramjet combustor. The eddy generated in the strut acts as a flame holder in the combustor, and it can prolong the residence time of the mixture in the supersonic flow.
Index Terms—Flame holder, k-ε model, Scramjet and Supersonic combustion.
K. M. Pandey, Senior Member IACSIT, and Professor Department of Mechanical Engineering, N.I.T Silchar, Assam, India. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
T. Sivasakthivel, M. Tech - Thermal Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, N.I.T Silchar, Assam, India. Email: email@example.com
Cite: K. M. Pandey and T. Sivasakthivel, "CFD Analysis of Mixing and Combustion of a Scramjet Combustor with a Planer Strut Injector," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 2, no. 2, pp. 102-108, 2011.