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computations of ideal and real gas high altitude plume flowsIn the present work, complete flow fields around generic space vehicles in supersonic and hypersonic flight regimes are studied numerically. Numerical simulation is performed with a flux-split, time asymptotic viscous flow solver that incorporates a generalized equilibrium chemistry model. Solutions to generic problems at various altitude and flight conditions show the complexity of the flow, the equilibrium chemical dissociation and its effect on the overall flow field. Viscous ideal gas solutions are compared against equilibrium gas solutions to illustrate the effect of equilibrium chemistry. Improved solution accuracy is achieved through adaptive grid refinement.
Feiereisen, William J. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States) Venkatapathy, Ethiraj (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
August 13, 2013
June 1, 1988
SPACECRAFT PROPULSION AND POWER