Analysis of a three-dimensional flow generated by a linear aerospike

M. Geron, R. Paciorri, F. Nasuti, F. Sabetta

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Linear aerospike nozzles are envisaged as a possible means to improve launcher engine performance. One of the most interesting properties of these nozzles is the possibility of a good integration with the vehicle. To improve the knowledge of the flow-field and performance of aerospike nozzles, they are studied numerically, with particular attention to the differences between the basic two-dimensional nozzle, usually considered in the design phase, and the more realistic three-dimensional nozzle. The study considers also the effect of flight condition, which cannot be neglected because of the characteristic external expansion of aerospike nozzles.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2005


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