Abstract

The interaction between the fuel jet, the oil jet and the airflow is involved in the afterburner (or ramjet combustion chamber) and the lubricating oil system of the aero-engine respectively. The latter mainly studies the penetration depth of the oil jet into the airflow, the oil jet breakup position and so on. In the under-race lubrication system, the oil jet is deflected due to the high-speed rotation of the oil scoop and some droplets, ligaments are separated. The deflection of the oil jet and the splash of droplets may affect the oil capture efficiency of the under-race lubrication system. At the same time, the configuration of the oil jet nozzle will also have a certain impact on the oil capture efficiency. Therefore, it is necessary to carry out research on the flow characteristics of the oil jet in the airflow, and provide reference for the oil jet nozzle configurations of the under-race lubrication system. In this paper, the calculation results show that the Couple Level-Set and Volume of Fluid (CLSVOF) method is better than the Volume of Fluid (VOF) method. The correlations between the coordinate of the oil jet breakup positions and the liquid-air momentum ratio were concluded. The equation of the trajectory curve was derived for the jet column trajectory before breakup. The difference of the oil jet flow characteristics between single jet nozzle and the twin jet nozzle and the tandem jet nozzle configuration is also studied. Finally, the design method under the tandem jet nozzle configuration is given.

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