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- CFD analyses are playing an increasingly important role in identifying and characterizing flow induced instabilities in rocket engine test facilities and flight systems. In this paper, we analyze instability mechanisms that range from turbulent pressure fluctuations due to vortex shedding in structurally complex valve systems to flow resonance in plug cavities to large scale pressure fluctuations due to collapse of cavitation induced vapor clouds. Furthermore, we discuss simulations of transient behavior related to valve motion that can serve as guidelines for valve scheduling. Such predictions of valve response to varying flow conditions is of crucial importance to engine operation and testing.
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- Document ID: 20070018857.
AIAA Paper 2006-4758.
42nd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit; 9-12 July 2006; Sacramento, CA; United States.
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