Theoretical Design and Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis of Projectile Intake

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Wei Wang 1,* Likun Cui 2 Zhuo Li 2

1. Science and Technology on Combustion, Internal Flow and Thermo-Structure Laboratory, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, China

2. College of science, Inner Mongolia University of Technology, Hohhot, China

* Corresponding author.


Received: 20 Jun. 2010 / Revised: 9 Oct. 2010 / Accepted: 20 Jan. 2011 / Published: 8 Aug. 2011

Index Terms

Supersonic air inlet, two-dimension, ramjet projectile, numerical simulation, influence factors


With the development of the science and technology, the more requirements such as cost effective, high specific impulse in wide operation rang, becomes stricter and multiplicity. However, the existing supersonic inlet can no longer adjust to all the new projectiles. In this paper, based on the basic characteristic of inlet and considering the design requirements, the two-dimensional supersonic projectile inlet was designed and verified by numerical simulation under different operating conditions such as attack angle, altitude, and so on. The results are shown that: 1) The design process is successful, but the working conditions should be limited to the small angle of attack; 2) The total pressure recovery coefficient is increasing as the Ma number increases, and then is gradually decreased after the point of Mach number is equal to 0.5; 3) The existence of attack angle reduces values of total pressure recovery. And moreover, the shock wave which occurs at the anterior point is gradually deviating from projectile body direction with the increase of attack angle; 4). The variance ratio in the outlet has the acute changed with increasing of altitudes clearly, but its corresponding values degrade sharply in the entrance.

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Wei Wang, Likun Cui, Zhuo Li, "Theoretical Design and Computational Fluid Dynamic Analysis of Projectile Intake", International Journal of Intelligent Systems and Applications(IJISA), vol.3, no.5, pp.56-63, 2011. DOI:10.5815/ijisa.2011.05.08


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