Simulation of Oxford University gun tunnel performance using a quasi-one-dimensional model

Buttsworth, David R. and Jacobs, Peter A. and Jones, Terry V. (2002) Simulation of Oxford University gun tunnel performance using a quasi-one-dimensional model. Shock Waves, 11 (5). pp. 377-383. ISSN 0938-1287

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The performance of the Oxford University Gun Tunnel has been estimated using a quasi-one-dimensional simulation of the facility gas dynamics. The modelling of the actual facility area variations so as to adequately simulate both shock reflection and flow discharge processes has been considered in some detail. Test gas stagnation pressure and temperature histories are compared with
experimental measurements at two different operating conditions – one with nitrogen and the other with carbon dioxide as the test gas. It is demonstrated that both the simulated pressures and tem-peratures are typically within 3% of the experimental measurements.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Copyright 2002 Springer Verlag. The original publication is available at
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 01:17
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:48
Uncontrolled Keywords: gun tunnel; impulse facility; CFD; facility simulation
Fields of Research : 02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020303 Fluid Physics
02 Physical Sciences > 0203 Classical Physics > 020304 Thermodynamics and Statistical Physics
09 Engineering > 0915 Interdisciplinary Engineering > 091508 Turbulent Flows
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1007/s001930200121

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