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Innovative Thermal Management Concepts for Space Vehicles

Esser, Burkard and Kuhn, Markus and Petkov, Ivaylo and Hannemann, Volker and Barcena, J. and Jimenez, C. and Okan, A. and Ontac, S. and Haynes, L. and Gianella, S. and Ortona, A. and Barbato, M. and Ferrari, L. and Liedtke, V. and Francesconi, D. and Portaluppi, M. and Tanno, H. (2015) Innovative Thermal Management Concepts for Space Vehicles. 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), 29. Juni - 2. Juli 2015, Krakau, Poland.

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Abstract

Future aerospace transportation demands solutions that exceed the performance of current systems and up-to-date material limits. Therefore, new and disruptive solutions must be envisaged to meet those extreme conditions. In the search of new solutions for sharp leading edges of the future hypersonic re-entry or transport vehicles, the THOR project, composed of 8 European organizations (industries, research centres and universities) and one Japanese Agency (JAXA), is actively working on definition, design, implementation, and simulation of new passive and active thermal management solutions and their verification in relevant environment (high enthalpy facilities). The paper provides an overview of the recent developments on the four concepts that are targeted in the project, applying different physical methodologies: - Passive cooling using highly conductive carbon-based fibres - Passive cooling with intensive internal radiative exchange - Active cooling using a ceramic sandwich-TPS with ceramic foams - Active transpiration cooling of external surfaces Details on these thermal management concepts, requirements from end users, test configurations as well as results from experimental and numerical verification are given.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/97964/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Innovative Thermal Management Concepts for Space Vehicles
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Esser, BurkardBurkard.Esser (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Kuhn, Markusmarkus.kuhn (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Petkov, IvayloIvaylo.Petkov (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Hannemann, Volkervolker.hannemann (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Barcena, J.TecnaliaUNSPECIFIED
Jimenez, C.TecnaliaUNSPECIFIED
Okan, A.Tübitak UzayUNSPECIFIED
Ontac, S.Tübitak UzayUNSPECIFIED
Haynes, L.Fluid Gravity Eng.UNSPECIFIED
Gianella, S.ErbicolUNSPECIFIED
Ortona, A.SUPSIUNSPECIFIED
Barbato, M.SUPSIUNSPECIFIED
Ferrari, L.SUPSIUNSPECIFIED
Liedtke, V.AAC GmbHUNSPECIFIED
Francesconi, D.Thales AleniaUNSPECIFIED
Portaluppi, M.Thales AleniaUNSPECIFIED
Tanno, H.JAXAUNSPECIFIED
Date:2015
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Thermal Management, Atmospheric Entry, Fluid-Structure Interaction, Hypersonic Flow, High Enthalpy Testing
Event Title:6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS)
Event Location:Krakau, Poland
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:29. Juni - 2. Juli 2015
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 - Rückkehrtechnologie
Location: Göttingen , Köln-Porz , Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Über- und Hyperschalltechnologien
Institute of Structures and Design > Space System Integration
Institute of Aerodynamics and Flow Technology > Spacecraft
Deposited By: Esser, Dr.-Ing. Burkard
Deposited On:31 Aug 2015 10:33
Last Modified:02 Dec 2015 10:57

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