Fluid/thermal/chemical non-equilibrium simulation of hypersonic reentry vehicles

Authors

  • S Sockalingam
  • A Tabiei

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1260/175095409788922284

Abstract

A multi-physics frame work has been setup for the simulation of surface heat flux for nonablating hypersonic reentry vehicles and presented in this paper. The main goal of this work was to set up a simple approach for the heat flux prediction during the reentry of the vehicle. The vehicle considered in the calculation is an axisymmetric vehicle flying at zero degree angle of attack. Chemical nonequilibrium in the flowfield is simulated by implementing a set of finite rate equations in the laminar finite rate model in FLUENT. The frame work set up was validated with the results available in the literature. Good correlation was observed between the results from the commercial code with the implemented equations and the results from the literature.

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Published

2009-09-30

How to Cite

Sockalingam, S. and Tabiei, A. (2009) “Fluid/thermal/chemical non-equilibrium simulation of hypersonic reentry vehicles”, The International Journal of Multiphysics, 3(3), pp. 293-306. doi: 10.1260/175095409788922284.

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