Application of A Simulation Algorithm for Dynamic and Nonlinear Analysis of A Liquid Propellant Engine




In this paper application of a simulation algorithm for dynamic and nonlinear analysis of a specific liquid propellant engine is presented. The mathematical model of the engine includes a set of nonlinear algebraic equations which is coupled with a set of time varying differential equations. In contrast to the existing liquid propellant simulation algorithms, the presented work does not depend on the method of modeling. The simulation algorithm is composed of six primary steps. Comparison of the nominal values obtained from simulation with actual designed values is presented. Typical simulation outputs of primary engine variables are also given. The results of this study are used in the initial and conceptual design stages in order to advance to the other design stages.