Aerodynamic performance analysis of three different vehicle concepts

Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio

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Title Aerodynamic performance analysis of three different vehicle concepts
Creator Viviani, Antonio
Pezzella, Giuseppe
Subject Aerodynamics
Re-entry aerodynamics; Hypersonics; Aeroshape design; Aeroshape trade-off
Description The paper deals with the aerodynamic performance analysis of three reusable and unmanned flying laboratories designed to perform a return flight from low Earth orbit to provide experimental data in the framework of re-entry technologies.Several design approaches, ranging from low-order methods to computational fluid dynamics analyses, have been addressed in this work. In particular, vehicles aerodynamic performances for a wide range of free stream flow conditions, from subsonic to hypersonic regime, including reacting and non-reacting flow and different angles of attack have beenprovided and in some cases compared. Computational fluid dynamics results confirm that real gas effects seem to be fundamental for the assessment of the concept aerodynamics, especially concerning pitching moment evaluation.
Publisher Associazione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica (AIDAA)
Date 2017-09-19
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Peer-reviewed Article
Format application/pdf
Source Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio; Vol 96, No 1 (2017); 16-31
Language eng
Rights Copyright (c) 2017 Aerotecnica Missili & Spazio

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