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Publication date: 18 September 2019

Shiyu Feng, Chenchen Wang, Xiaotian Peng, Yan Yan, Yang Deng and Jun Chen

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…

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Purpose

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.

Design/methodology/approach

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.

Findings

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.

Practical implications

This study provides detailed data and conclusions for nacelle PRD researchers and actual engineering applications.

Originality/value

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.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 92 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1748-8842

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Publication date: 1 December 1975

G.H. Garbett and AMRAeS

Smiths Industries is to supply the head‐up display system for the Sea Harrier. The company will design, develop and make the electronic head‐up display and weapon aiming…

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Smiths Industries is to supply the head‐up display system for the Sea Harrier. The company will design, develop and make the electronic head‐up display and weapon aiming computer system for the latest version of the HS Harrier which will operate from Royal Navy ships.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 47 no. 12
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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FOR a number of years now it has been evident that a successor to the well‐tried Vickers Viscount and Convoir 240/340/440 series was required. However, the big problem was to design an aircraft such that its economics and passengerappealweresub‐stantially better than the machines it would ultimately replace. Other important factors which had to be con‐sidered were improved reliability, easier and cheaper maintenance, higher standards of safety and means of reducing ramp times. Furthermore, the difficult choice of passenger capacity and cruising speed had to be made. Probably the easiest decision was to employ the twin‐engine configuration with the power plants placed in the now familiar rear position, one on cither side of the fuselage.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 35 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 23 November 2020

Sylwia Boroń

This paper aims to study and assess a new approach for prediction of changes of pressure during gas discharge inside the room protected by fixed gaseous extinguishing…

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Purpose

This paper aims to study and assess a new approach for prediction of changes of pressure during gas discharge inside the room protected by fixed gaseous extinguishing system by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations.

Design/methodology/approach

The research program consisted of two stages. The first stage was dedicated to the experimental measurements of pressure changes during extinguishing gas discharge into the test chamber in a real scale (70 m3), for two relief openings that differ in their area. The next step was about performing CFD simulations forecasting pressure changes during gas discharge into the numerically represented test chamber. Estimation of the correctness and usefulness of the CFD model was based on a comparison of the CFD results with standard calculations and experimental measurements.

Findings

Numerical modelling of pressure changes during the carbon dioxide discharge was very close to the experiment. The obtained results had sufficient accuracy (in most cases relative error <15%), while the standard approach predicted pressure changes with an average relative error over 36% and did not estimate the decrease of pressure at all.

Originality/value

Conducted research confirms the viability of the new approach in modelling the pressure changes and indicates additional benefits of the numerical analyses in the determination of the fire safety of protected premises.

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Journal of Structural Fire Engineering, vol. 12 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2040-2317

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Publication date: 1 January 1978

The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the…

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The Equal Pay Act 1970 (which came into operation on 29 December 1975) provides for an “equality clause” to be written into all contracts of employment. S.1(2) (a) of the 1970 Act (which has been amended by the Sex Discrimination Act 1975) provides:

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Managerial Law, vol. 21 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0558

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Publication date: 1 June 1964

THE Trident IE fuel system, designed to operate on cither kerosene or JP.4, has a straightforward layout with few controls. Five integral tanks (FIG. 1), comprising four…

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THE Trident IE fuel system, designed to operate on cither kerosene or JP.4, has a straightforward layout with few controls. Five integral tanks (FIG. 1), comprising four in the wings and one in the centre section, give a total of 5,880 Imp. gall, of which 2,000 Imp. gall, are contained in the centre tank. (Total fuel capacity of the Trident 1C is 4,960 Imp. gall, with 1,160 Imp. gall, in the centre tank.) Each wing inner tank has slightly more than twice the capacity of the outer.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 36 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 July 1967

FUEL SYSTEM GENERALTHE standard version or the F.28 has a conventional two‐tank fuel system with an integral tank in each outer wing section contained by the wing torsion…

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FUEL SYSTEM GENERALTHE standard version or the F.28 has a conventional two‐tank fuel system with an integral tank in each outer wing section contained by the wing torsion box with a total capacity of 2,170 Imp. gal. or 17,200 lb. of fuel. The centre wing torsion‐box pro‐vides space for additional bladder type tanks with a capacity varying from 312 to 700 Imp. gal. or 2,460 to 5,500 lb. as desired.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, vol. 39 no. 7
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0002-2667

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Publication date: 1 September 1951

Two interesting papers on crakcase explosions in diesel engines were presented at the recent Oil and Gas Power Conference, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers…

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Two interesting papers on crakcase explosions in diesel engines were presented at the recent Oil and Gas Power Conference, of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Dallas, Texas. In the first paper “Diesel Engine Crankcase Explosion Investigation”, given by G. W. Ferguson of the Texas Company, the author drew attention to the conflicting opinions as to the composition and state of the crankcase atmosphere in a normally operated Diesel engine and the mechanism of ignition and subsequent propagation of flame throughout the crankcase atmosphere.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 3 no. 9
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Harnessing the Power of Failure: Using Storytelling and Systems Engineering to Enhance Organizational Learning
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78754-199-3

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Publication date: 11 March 2021

The move opens the door to expanded international aid and debt relief under the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) initiative, but at the cost of increased economic…

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DOI: 10.1108/OXAN-DB260126

ISSN: 2633-304X

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