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Retooling CFD for hypersonic aircraftThe CFD facility requirements of hypersonic aircraft configuration design development are different from those thus far employed for reentry vehicle design, because (1) the airframe and the propulsion system must be fully integrated to achieve the desired performance; (2) the vehicle must be reusable, with minimum refurbishment requirements between flights; and (3) vehicle performance must be optimized for a wide range of Mach numbers. An evaluation is presently made of flow resolution within shock waves, transition and turbulence phenomenon tractability, chemical reaction modeling, and hypersonic boundary layer transition, with state-of-the-art CFD.
Document ID
19880029522
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Dwoyer, Douglas L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA, United States)
Kutler, Paul (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Povinelli, Louis A. (NASA Lewis Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
August 13, 2013
Publication Date
October 1, 1987
Publication Information
Publication: Aerospace America
Volume: 25
ISSN: 0740-722X
Subject Category
AERONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Distribution Limits
Public
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