Accession Number : ADA019411

Title :   A Fully-Coupled Underexpanded Afterburning Rocket Plume Program (the AIPP Code). Part II. Program User's Manual.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 72-31 Jul 75,

Corporate Author : AEROCHEM RESEARCH LABS INC PRINCETON N J

Personal Author(s) : Pergament,H. S. ; Kelly,J. T.

Report Date : OCT 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : A comprehensive computer code has been developed to determine afterburning rocket plume characteristics over a wide altitude range. The code constitutes a significant advance over previous plume codes because it computes the plume shock structure while simultaneously accounting for turbulent mixing, nonequilibrium chemistry and gas/particle nonequilibrium effects. The capability of calculating properties in the matched subsonic/supersonic region downstream of the Mach disc and in the far field has been incorporated into the code. Some of the more important limitations of the code are: the vehicle velocity must be supersonic; the missile base recirculation region is negligibly small; the axial location of the Mach disc is determined from existing correlations of experimental data and internal plume shocks are not considered downstream of the Mach disc. This report is the program user's manual for the AIPP code and includes instructions for preparation of input data, a description of all subroutines, a program flow chart, sample output and a FORTRAN listing. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Exhaust plumes, *Machine coding, *Computer programs, *Instruction manuals, Afterburning, Turbulence, Mixing, Thermodynamics, Reaction kinetics, Heat transfer, Electrical properties, Gas dynamics, Supersonic characteristics, Shock, Turbulent flow, Input, Flow charting, Subroutines, Fortran, Output

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Fluid Mechanics
      Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE