Design of the propelling nozzles for the launchers and satellites

Haoui, Rabah

  • Received : 2014.02.06
  • Accepted : 2014.03.01
  • Published : 2014.03.30


The aim of this work is to determine supersonic nozzle profiles that are used in propulsion, for launchers or embarked with satellites. This design has the role of firstly, providing important propulsion, i.e. with uniform and parallel flow at exit; and secondly, to find short length profiles, without modification of the flow in the nozzle. The first elaborate program is used to determine the profile of the divergent, by using the characteristics method for an axisymmetric flow. The second program is conceived by using the finite volume method, to determine and test the profile found connected to a convergent.


Characteristic method;nozzles;supersonic flow;propellers


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