1 Reply Latest reply on Sep 4, 2018 8:38 AM by Bill McEachern

    Rocket Nozzle Question

    Steven Remington

      When running an internal flow simulation, if the gas concentrations do not add up to 100%, for example lets say solid particles compose 50% of exhaust material, what does solidworks assume the rest of the flow is composed of?

        • Re: Rocket Nozzle Question
          Bill McEachern

          It is my understanding that the exhaust of a rocket engine is a hypersonic flow which implies it is also a plasma, the physics of neither is properly accounted for in Solidworks Flow simulation. Further, you indicate that solid particles are present in the flow field which implies a multi phase flow, and again the physics of which are not provided for in flow simulation. Not to mention that combustion is also not modeled with Solidworks flow sim. It might be the case that a different code should be considered.