Introduction to the problem of calculating the parameters of the mixing chamber of an afterburning bypass engine

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The article considers the problem of calculation accuracy when using mathematical models of gas-turbine engines of the second level of complexity, using the example of a device for mixing the flows of the core engine and the bypass duct of a gas turbine engine, and suggests methods for solving it. The processes taking place in mixing chambers of air-breather engines are considered to be difficult for mathematical modeling since the exchange of kinetic and thermal energies of the flows characterized by different velocities, pressures, temperatures and chemical composition occurs in them simultaneously. The mixer does not only ensure mixing of flows from different engine ducts, but also acts as a kind of throttle. It regulates the pressure downstream of the fan and, consequently, air consumption in the bypass duct, thus affecting directly the fan characteristics and the distribution of flows over the engine ducts. The paper presents the dependencies of the workflow parameters that allow for more accurate verification of mixer models of the second level of complexity.

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O. D. Karev

United Engine Corporation

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ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8976-1572

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Russian Federation


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