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THERMO-MECHANICAL DESIGN OF THE EXPERT NOSE AND TESTING OF THE LOAD INTRODUCTIONS

Stubicar, Kornelia and Reimer, Thomas (2009) THERMO-MECHANICAL DESIGN OF THE EXPERT NOSE AND TESTING OF THE LOAD INTRODUCTIONS. ESA. 6th European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures, 1-3 April 2009, Stuttgart, Germany.

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Abstract

EXPERT is a mission to gather precise in-flight data of the re-entry aerothermodynamic environment [1]. That led to the selection of a ceramic matrix composite heat shield as the Thermal Protection System (TPS) for the nose of the vehicle. The Instrumented Nose Assembly (NAP) is a sub-system of the EXPERT vehicle, consisting of the ceramic matrix composite (CMC) nose and embedded payloads to measure temperature, heat flux and spectroscopic data. Since EXPERT is a vehicle with a high ballistic coefficient the aerodynamic pressure in the stagnation area reaches a value of 1.5 bar. During re-entry the peak heat flux will reach up to 1.8 MW/m² and the predicted temperatures will reach up to 2050°C in the capsule front. Due to the very large temperature gradients between hot surface and internal cold structures the problem of mismatching thermal expansion has to be solved. At the same time the nose has to withstand the high pressure loads. The paper describes the design of the nose and the load introductions attaching the nose to the vehicle. The thermo-mechanical analyses as well as mechanical tests of the load introduction are presented.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/61400/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Paper)
Title:THERMO-MECHANICAL DESIGN OF THE EXPERT NOSE AND TESTING OF THE LOAD INTRODUCTIONS
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Stubicar, Korneliakornelia.Stubicar (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Reimer, Thomasthomas.reimer (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:1 April 2009
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Publisher:ESA
Status:Published
Keywords:EXPERT, re-entry, entry, aerothermodynamic, ceramic matrix composite, CMC, Thermal Protection System, TPS, heat shield, C-SiC, C/C-SiC, nose
Event Title:6th European Workshop on Thermal Protection Systems and Hot Structures
Event Location:Stuttgart, Germany
Event Type:Workshop
Event Dates:1-3 April 2009
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 - Leitprojekt - Projekt Expert (old)
Location: Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Structures and Design > Space Structural Components
Deposited By: Reimer, Thomas
Deposited On:04 Dec 2009 14:23
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:26

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