Design of a thermal management system for an oxy-methane direct power extraction combustor
The overarching goal of this thesis is to present the design of a thermal management system for an oxy-methane direct power extraction combustor. The design is initiated by performing a 2D analysis on the combustor geometry and then using these results in a 3D model. This is done by using results for heat transfer coefficient and temperatures found from the 2D simulation and importing these to the 3D model. The approach used here couples the combustion process, heat transfer through the chamber wall, and fluid flow behaviors in order to observe the thermal characteristics of the combustor during operation. This approach is used as a design tool to build the combustor. After construction of the combustor, data from experimental tests were used to validate the simulation results. This experiment revealed that the data from the coupled simulations match the results of the experiments within 10%. Thus, this simulation may be used for the further experimental design of similar systems.
Aboud, Jad Gerges, "Design of a thermal management system for an oxy-methane direct power extraction combustor" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10250874.