This paper presents the results of a Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis on a gaseous oxigen/polymethyl methacrylate hybrid rocket motor. This analysis supports the current research at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a high performance, compact propulsion system for an Interplanetary Cube- Sat/SmallSat. The analysis presented here was conducted to give insight into the performance versus mass trade for the final design. Experimental data have been post-processed through an in-house tool and have been used to validate Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis outputs. The benefit of adding a post-combustion chamber has been investigated as a way to increase performance.

CFD Simulation of Hybrid Rocket Motors for Interplanetary CubeSats / Conte, Antonietta; Contadin, Stefania; Ashley, Karp; Elizabeth, Jens; David, Vaughan; Pastrone, Dario Giuseppe. - ELETTRONICO. - (2017). ((Intervento presentato al convegno 7TH EUROPEAN CONFERENCE FOR AERONAUTICS AND AEROSPACE SCIENCES (EUCASS) [10.13009/eucass2017-614].

CFD Simulation of Hybrid Rocket Motors for Interplanetary CubeSats

CONTE, ANTONIETTA;CONTADIN, STEFANIA;Dario PASTRONE
2017

Abstract

This paper presents the results of a Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis on a gaseous oxigen/polymethyl methacrylate hybrid rocket motor. This analysis supports the current research at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a high performance, compact propulsion system for an Interplanetary Cube- Sat/SmallSat. The analysis presented here was conducted to give insight into the performance versus mass trade for the final design. Experimental data have been post-processed through an in-house tool and have been used to validate Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis outputs. The benefit of adding a post-combustion chamber has been investigated as a way to increase performance.
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