A computational fluid dynamic (CFD) model of the cold gas dynamic spray process is presented. The gas dynamic flow field and particle trajectories within an oval shaped supersonic nozzle as well as in the immediate surroundings of the nozzle exit, before and after the impact with the target plane, are simulated. Predicted nozzle wall pressure values compare well with experiment. In addition, predicted particle velocity results at the nozzle exit are in qualitative agreement with those obtained using a side-scatter laser Doppler anemometer (LDA.) Details of the pattern of particle release into the surroundings are visualized in a convenient manner.

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