Document Type : Research Article


1 Research Assistant, CFD, Turbulence and Combustion Research Lab., Institure of Aerospace Studies, University of Qom, Qom, Iran

2 Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Qom, Qom, Iran


In this study, the simulation of internal ballistics and the exhaust flow of a solid propellant engine have been investigated. The flow field considered in this problem including the cylindrical grain and the solid wall of the engine and the flow at the nozzle outlet have been studied. The governing equations are used in an axisymmetric and compressible form to model the fuel combustion in non-erosive combustion mode. In the present study, cylindrical type of grain fuel is considered, which is one of the most useful types of fuel grains in terms of simplicity in production. In order to obtain the results from the simulation model which are close to the real data, used UDF modules in the Fluent software to describe some specific quantities and phenomena of the problem. Finally, the results obtained from the simulation in different modes of fuel burning are examined and show the accuracy of the numerical model by entering the parameters affecting the fuel burning.


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