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Hypersonic Pitching-Moment Shift for Stardust Reentry Capsule ForebodyAerodynamic coefficients are presented for perfect-gas and equilibrium-air solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations about the Stardust reentry-capsule forebody at Mach numbers of 4.6, 7, 8.5, and 10. A comparison with Newtonian-flow assumptions indicates a divergence of the aerodynamic coefficients from Newtonian-flow for Mach numbers less than 10. The static stability of the forebody is reduced by a factor of 2.5 with decreasing freestream Mach number between Mach 10 and 7.
Document ID
19980008581
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Wood, William A. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1997
Subject Category
Aerodynamics
Report/Patent Number
NASA/TM-97-206266
NAS 1.26:206266
L-17667
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 242-80-01-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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