Effects of the bulk inlet velocity on the characteristics of dual-inlet side-dump flows are numerically investigated. Non-reacting subsonic turbulent flow is solved by a preconditioned Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equation system with low-Reynolds number k - turbulence model. The numerical method is properly validated with measured velocity distributions in the head dome and the combustor. With substantial increase in the bulk inlet velocity, general profiles of essential primary and secondary flows normalized by the bulk inlet velocity are quantitatively invariant to the changes in the bulk inlet velocity.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering