Aero -thermodyanamic Analysis of Re-entry Capsule in Slip Flow Regime

Gijare, H (2015) Aero -thermodyanamic Analysis of Re-entry Capsule in Slip Flow Regime. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

We carry out numerical simulations to predict the aero-thermodynamic characteristics of a bi-conical re-entry capsule in the slip flow regime. The open source software OpenFOAM(Open Field Operation and Manipulation) is used with the compressible computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solver rhoCentralFoam. CFD solver is implemented with both the conventional no-slip boundary conditions, and also the first-order Maxwell’s velocity slip and the Smoluchowski temperature jump boundary conditions. CFD solver has been vali-dated with the experimental data for the pressure coefficient and density variations on the capsule surface and also validated with surface pressure and temperature and velocity for a flow over flat plate and wedge surface for altitude above 60km and Mach number above 10.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Re- entry vehicle, Slip- flow regime, Aerothermodyanamics, TD299
Subjects: Others > Dynamics
Physics > Fluid mechanics
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Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2015 05:06
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/1603
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