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Experimental Investigation on Local Aerothermodynamic Problems of Re-entry Vehicles in the Arc Heated Facilities LBK

Gülhan, A. and Essern, B. and Koch, U. (2000) Experimental Investigation on Local Aerothermodynamic Problems of Re-entry Vehicles in the Arc Heated Facilities LBK. 21st AIAA Advanced Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Denver, CO, 19-22 June 2000.

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Abstract

Experimental investigations on local aerothermodynamic phenomena of re-entry vehicles in the arc heated facilities LBK with the two test legs L2K and L3K are presented in this paper. After a short introduction the facility and its measurement techniques are described in the second and third chapters. The performance of both facilities, L2K and L3K, with respect to their reservoir conditions and model surface parameters are given in the fourth chapter. In chapter five the characterisation of the LBK hypersonic flow field by using experimental and numerical tools is presented. Results of different testing activities in LBK related to the development of the X-38 vehicle components in the frame of the German TETRA-Programme are discussed in chapter six. It has been demonstrated that arc heated facilities are the key tools for the qualification of hot components of re-entry vehicles in a realistic aerothermodynamic environment.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=2001, monograph_id=AIAA 2000-2518,
Title:Experimental Investigation on Local Aerothermodynamic Problems of Re-entry Vehicles in the Arc Heated Facilities LBK
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Gülhan, A.UNSPECIFIED
Essern, B.UNSPECIFIED
Koch, U.UNSPECIFIED
Date:2000
Page Range:pp. 1-11
Status:Published
Event Title:21st AIAA Advanced Measurement Technology and Ground Testing Conference, Denver, CO, 19-22 June 2000
Organizer:AIAA
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):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:31 Jan 2006
Last Modified:14 Jan 2010 21:03

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