A Navier-Stokes flow simulation of the Space Shuttle Main Engine Hot Gas ManifoldIncompressible viscous flow inside the turnaround duct, the fuel bowl, the transfer duct and the racetrack of the Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) Hot Gas Manifold (HGM) has been computed using the method of pseudo-compressibility together with an implicit, approximate-factorization algorithm. A multiple-zone method is used to make solution of flows in complex geometries easy. A model which predicts the pressure loading for the shield and the injector post arrangement without solving the complex flow field in the main injector region is proposed. The computed results show good qualitative agreement with experimental data.
Yang, Ruey-Jen (Rockwell International Corp. Canoga Park, CA, United States)
Chang, James L. C. (Rockwell International Corp. Rocketdyne Div., Canoga Park, CA, United States)
Kwak, Dochan (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)