publication . Research . 2003

Computational Prediction of the Aerodynamic Characteristics of SSTO Vehicle Configurations

Keiichiro, FUJIMOTO; Kozo, FUJI;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2003 Journal: The Institute of Space and Astronautical Science report, volume 682, pages 1-31 (issn: 0285-6808, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Institute of Space and Astronautical Science
Abstract
Flow-fields around basic SSTO-rocket configurations are numerically simulated by the Navier-Stokes computations. The study starts with the simulations of the Apollo-type configuration, in which the simulated results arecomparing with NASA's experiments and the capability of CFD approach is discussed.Computed aerodynamic coeffcients of Apollo configuration agree well with the experiments at subsonic, transonic and supersonic regime at all angles of attack and the present computational approach is validated.Effects of the configuration parameters on the aerodynamic characteristics are then numerically investigated and clarified in detail. It turns out that the aer...
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arXiv: Physics::Fluid DynamicsAstrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics
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