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Thermal and Mechanical Design of the Expert C/C-SiC Nose

Reimer, Thomas (2006) Thermal and Mechanical Design of the Expert C/C-SiC Nose. In: Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures (5th European Workshop). 5th European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures, 2006-05-17 - 2006-05-19, Noordwijk, NL. ISBN 92-9092-942-1. ISSN 1609-042X.



The EXPERT mission will be carried out as a sub-orbital flight of the EXPERT vehicle reaching a velocity of 5 km/s. The vehicle is designed as an aerodynamic probe to gather in-flight data concerning the aerothermodynamic environment of re-entry vehicles. For that purpose, scientific payloads are measuring in the very front of the vehicle but also right up to it´s base. Since the quality of the data is depending on an undisturbed flowfield, the choice was made for a nosecap of C/C-SiC, a ceramic matrix composite that can withstand the heat loads in the stagnation area very well. Another aspect of selecting a C/C-SiC nose concerns the fact that it is also the carrier structure for a number of sensors that have to be integrated structurally. The loads acting on the nose are severe, with heat loads up to 1.5 MW/m² and simultaneous pressure of more than 150 kPa as well as a deceleration load of 17g. The German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Stuttgart will manufacture the cap. The paper describes the thermal and mechanical design of the nose after adjustment to the latest set of loads.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/46741/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:Thermal and Mechanical Design of the Expert C/C-SiC Nose
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Date:17 May 2006
Journal or Publication Title:Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures (5th European Workshop)
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iD
Keywords:Thermal protection system, C-SiC, C/C-SiC, re-entry, reentry, entry, EXPERT, ballistic, ceramic matrix composite, nose, heat shield, stagnation, fibre, fiber, reinforced
Event Title:5th European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures
Event Location:Noordwijk, NL
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:2006-05-17 - 2006-05-19
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 - Innovativer Thermalschutz (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Space Structural Components
Deposited By: Reimer, Thomas
Deposited On:10 Jan 2007
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:18

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