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Investigations on the Near-Wake Region of a Generic Space Launcher Geometry

Saile, Dominik and Gülhan, Ali and Henckels, Andreas (2011) Investigations on the Near-Wake Region of a Generic Space Launcher Geometry. In: Proceedings of 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference, 11. - 14. Apr. 2011, San Francisco, California.

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Abstract

The near-wake of a separated flow behind a generic space launcher model with different afterbody extensions is studied experimentally in the hypersonic flow regime (Mach number 6.0 and unit Reynolds number 16×10^6 m−1) with the main objective being to show unsteady flow phenomena. This objective is based on the desire to control the base flow of space launchers to reduce drag and dangerous vibrations. The investigations focus on the unsteadiness of the base-pressure fluctuations and the oscillations of the recompression shock. Base-pressure spectra and spectra of the vertical recompression shock oscillation are discussed for various pressure transducer locations, various nozzle lengths and nozzle diameters. The base-pressure spectra exhibits dominant Strouhal numbers centered at 0.08 at the center positions and 0.08, 0.2, 0.38 at the outskirts of the base, and shows a crucial change with a frequency shift to Strouhal number of 0.27 when a nozzle is applied. Additionally, the pressure spectra indicate an azimuthal mode. The spectra of the recompression shock feature a dominant Strouhal number of 0.2 independent of the geometry of the afterbody. Since the incoming boundary layer is suspected to have an influence on the near-wake flow, the state and the flow conditions are examined in introductory experiments by means of infrared images of the model surface and Pitot pressure at the body corner.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Investigations on the Near-Wake Region of a Generic Space Launcher Geometry
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Saile, DominikDLR
Gülhan, AliDLR
Henckels, AndreasDLR
Date:2011
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of 17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference
Refereed publication:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Status:Published
Keywords:Hypersonic, base flow, space launcher, near-wake, frequency, Strouhal number, flow separation, recompression shock, pressure fluctuations, schlieren
Event Title:17th AIAA International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference
Event Location:San Francisco, California
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:11. - 14. Apr. 2011
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Transport
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R RP - Raumtransport
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Raumfahrzeugsysteme - Anlagen u. Messtechnik
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Supersonic and Hypersonic Technology
Deposited By: Dominik Saile
Deposited On:13 Jan 2012 08:34
Last Modified:13 Jan 2012 08:34

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