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flowfield computation of entry vehiclesThe equations governing the multidimensional flow of a reacting mixture of thermally perfect gasses were derived. The modeling procedures for the various terms of the conservation laws are discussed. A numerical algorithm, based on the finite-volume approach, to solve these conservation equations was developed. The advantages and disadvantages of the present numerical scheme are discussed from the point of view of accuracy, computer time, and memory requirements. A simple one-dimensional model problem was solved to prove the feasibility and accuracy of the algorithm. A computer code implementing the above algorithm was developed and is presently being applied to simple geometries and conditions. Once the code is completely debugged and validated, it will be used to compute the complete unsteady flow field around the Aeroassist Flight Experiment (AFE) body.
Document ID
19900018670
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Prabhu, Dinesh K.
(Eloret Corp. Palo Alto, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1990
Subject Category
FLUID MECHANICS AND HEAT TRANSFER
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.26:186946
NASA-CR-186946
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NCC2-312
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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