The purpose of this paper is to analyze the effects of the PRD geometric parameters, including the area and aspect ratio, on the discharge and force characteristics of pressure relief process under various plenum compartment pressures and Mach numbers.
Under various plenum compartment pressures and Mach numbers, the effect of the area and aspect ratio on the discharge and force characteristics of the PRD are numerically investigated via a three-dimensional steady Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes equations solver based on structured grid technology.
When the aspect ratio remains constant, the discharge coefficient CD, thrust coefficient CT and moment coefficient CM are not affected by the PRD. When the area is constant, the aspect ratio dramatically impacts the discharge and force characteristics because the aspect ratio increases, the discharge coefficient CD of the PRD decreases, and the thrust coefficient CT and the moment coefficient CM both increase. When the aspect ratio is 2, the discharge coefficient CD decreases by 14.7 per cent, the thrust coefficient CT increases by 10-15 per cent, and the moment coefficient CM increases by 10-23 per cent compared with when the aspect ratio is 1.
This study provides detailed data and conclusions for nacelle PRD researchers and actual engineering applications.
On the basis of considering the influence of operating conditions on the discharge and force characteristics of the nacelle PRD, the impact of geometric parameters, including the area and aspect ratio on the discharge and force characteristics is comprehensively considered.
This work was supported by the Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities (kfjj20180108) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1933121). A Project Funded by the Priority Academic Program Development of Jiangsu Higher Education Institutions (PAPD).
Feng, S., Wang, C., Peng, X., Yan, Y., Deng, Y. and Chen, J. (2020), "Influence of the pressure relief door area and aspect ratio on discharge and force characteristics", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 92 No. 2, pp. 107-116. https://doi.org/10.1108/AEAT-03-2019-0038
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