Computational investigation of multi-cavity fuel injection on hydrogen mixing at supersonic combustion chamber
2020 Hydrogen Energy Publications LLC Enhancement of the mixing inside the combustor is a significant process for increasing the efficiency of the scramjet. This work applied the computational method for the investigation of the depth of the cavity on the flow feature of the multi hydrogen jet in the supersonic crossflow. The main focus of this research is to evaluate the depth of the cavity on the mixing rate of the hydrogen jets inside the combustion chamber. CFD method with the SST turbulence technique is applied for the simulation of the fluid flow inside the domain. The impact of the depth of the cavity, the pressure of the fuel jet and the number of the jet are comprehensively explained in this study. Our findings show that the rising of the cavity enhances the mixing inside the domain due to more fuel distribution along the spanwise direction. Our results clearly demonstrate that replacing the single jet with 8 equivalent multi jets increases the mixing rate of more than 45% in the vicinity of the jet injection. Attained results revealed that increasing the jet space develops the mixing in far downstream. Obtained results also show that mixing intensifies 15% when jet space of 8 microjets is increased from 4 dj to 10 dj.