nozzle exit area

nozzle exit area

[′näz·əl ¦eg·zət ‚er·ē·ə]
(design engineering)
The cross-sectional area of a nozzle available for gas flow measured at the nozzle exit.
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where U is the phase-averaged axial jet velocity at the nozzle exit plane, T is the period, and An is the nozzle exit area. The average velocity on the centerline is used to define a jet Reynolds number, given by
The major diameter of the nozzle was a = 6mm and the minor diameter was b = 2, 1 and 0.6mm corresponding to a nozzle exit area (A=37.69911, 18.84956 and 11.30973 [mm.sup.2]) respectively.
"Today's engine suffers from a modest compromise in internal engine performance because the nozzle exit area is linked mechanically to the throat in a fixed ratio, meaning you don't get full expansion in all conditions," he said.
The nozzle exit areas are significantly reduced under these flight conditions, while the length and maximum diameter are unchanged, leading to very high boattail drags.