PSP measurement of pressure distribution in a supersonic micronozzle

H. Nagai, R. Naraoka, K. Sawada, K. Asai

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Abstract

In recent years, an interest in micro devices and systems has increased rapidly, and this trend is expected to continue for years to come. Gaseous flow through and within such devices is a principal consideration in many applications, and its understanding can be crucial for optimization of performance. Detailed understanding of fundamental physical processes on these small scales is hampered by the lack of suitable quantitative measurement tools (pressure and temperature sensors, etc.). Pressure-sensitive paint (PSP) is one of the options for global distribution measurement in MEMS devices. PSP is a "molecular sensor," and has an enough resolution for MEMS. In this paper, we demonstrate the use of PSP for quantitative measurement of pressure distribution in supersonic micronozzles of the nozzle throat 250μm, such as those that might be employed for flow control and/or small satellite orbit maintenance. And we compare the experimental result with numerical simulation by the conventional Reynolds-averaged Navier-Stokes equations in the three-dimensional space.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Pages12552-12561
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Dec 1
Event44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 2006 Jan 92006 Jan 12

Publication series

NameCollection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting
Volume17

Other

Other44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting 2006
CountryUnited States
CityReno, NV
Period06/1/906/1/12

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering

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    Nagai, H., Naraoka, R., Sawada, K., & Asai, K. (2006). PSP measurement of pressure distribution in a supersonic micronozzle. In Collection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting (pp. 12552-12561). (Collection of Technical Papers - 44th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting; Vol. 17).