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Considerations on CFD Modeling for the design of re-entry vehicles

Longo, J.M.A. and Orlowski, M. and Brück, S. (2000) Considerations on CFD Modeling for the design of re-entry vehicles. Aerospace Science and Technology, Vol. 4, pp. 337-345.

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The paper focusses on the importance of a good geometrical representation of re-entry vehicles for hypersonic flow simulations by means of CFD. Based on investigations carried out by DLR throughout past re-entry programs, it is shown that in many cases geometrical simplifications of configurations used for CFDevaluation introduce errors in aerodynamic and aerothermodynamic quanitites comparable or even higher than those arising from numerical accuracy or lack of physical modeling of the respective code. Since it is very often not possible to upgrade an already existing configuration due to layout incompatibilities of the grid, a good practice is to include as many details as possible in the initial grid design.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2001,
Title:Considerations on CFD Modeling for the design of re-entry vehicles
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Journal or Publication Title:Aerospace Science and Technology
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Volume:Vol. 4
Page Range:pp. 337-345
Keywords:CFD, re-entry vehicles, hypersonic, aerodynamics, grid generation
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Space (old)
HGF - Program Themes:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research area:Space
DLR - Program:W RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):W - Grundlagen Raumtransport - Anlagen und Messtechnik (old)
Location: Köln-Porz , Braunschweig , Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Institut für Entwurfsaerodynamik
Deposited By: Claudia Grant
Deposited On:16 Sep 2005
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 20:13

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