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Computational Analysis of Flow through a Multiple Nozzle Driven Laser Cavity and Diffuser

Sriram, MA and Rajan, NKS and Kulkarni, PS (2006) Computational Analysis of Flow through a Multiple Nozzle Driven Laser Cavity and Diffuser. In: 4th International Conference of Computational Fluid Dynamics ICCFD4, July 10-14 2006, Belgium.

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Abstract

Computations have been carried out for simulating supersonic flow through a set of converging-diverging nozzles with their expanding jets forming a laser cavity and flow patterns through diffusers, past the cavity. A thorough numerical investigation with 3-D RANS code is carried out to capture the flow distribution which comprises of shock patterns and multiple supersonic jet interactions. The analysis of pressure recovery characteristics during the flow through the diffusers is an important parameter of the simulation and is critical for the performance of the laser device. The results of the computation have shown a close agreement with the experimentally measured parameters as well as other established results indicating that the flow analysis done is found to be satisfactory.

Item Type: Conference Paper
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Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Joint Astronomy Programme
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2011 05:24
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2011 05:24
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/42382

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