Convergence issues on fully-coupled radiative gas dynamic calculations

Tomoko Tsuru, Keisuke Sawada

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Convergence problems on the fully-coupled calculation of strongly radiating hypersonic flowfields are discussed. Calculations are conducted for the inviscid flow over an axisymmetric blunt body of 1.5m nose radius. The case of the flow Mach number 46.8 is considered. Radiative transfer equation is solved using a model developed earlier which combines Planck, Rosseland and Gray-gas models. The radiative heat flux is calculated two-dimensionally. In the calculation, the governing equations are integrated in time implicitly, but the radiative source term is treated explicitly. It is shown that converged solution can be obtained for strongly radiating flowfield with considerably large CFLnumbers even if the radiative source terms are integrated explicitly.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Dec 1
Event38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000 - Reno, NV, United States
Duration: 2000 Jan 102000 Jan 13


Other38th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit 2000
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityReno, NV

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Aerospace Engineering


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